About The Bromsgrove
The Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition was founded originally as a platform for young talented musicians by Mary White in 1980 on the advice of Dr Donald Hunt, then Artistic Director of the Bromsgrove Festival. Since that time many outstanding and talented young musicians have taken part. Many of the winners and finalists have gone on to enjoy national and international fame. The Competition is run by a trust, the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition, which is a registered charity no. 1155544. The Competition is open to instrumentalists and pianists of all nationalities aged 18 to 25 (28 for singers).
- - First Prize – £6,000 generously donated by the Helen Rachael Mackaness Trust, with an opportunity to perform a Concerto with the prestigious Orchestra of the Swan; plus recital opportunities to play at the famous Three Choirs Festival, at the celebrated Bromsgrove Concerts and at the new and prominent Birmingham Conservatoire.
- - Two other Finalists’ Prizes of £3,000 each.
- - The Sir John Manduell Prize – £1,000, awarded for the best performance in the Preliminary Round of a piece of music which was composed after 1968 lasting no more than 7 minutes.
- - Accompanist/Collaborative Pianist Prize – £1,000, awarded at the end of the Preliminary Round. All accompanists aged 25 or under will be automatically eligible, except those provided by the Competition.
- - The Adjudicators also have discretion to award a Highly Commended Prize when appropriate to a semi-finalist who is not selected for the Finalists’ Concert.