Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition

Applicant Information

** Please note - the competition will now run biennially with the next one scheduled for May 2025 - please check back for updates soon **

The prizes on offer for the overall winner of The Bromsgrove include a cash prize of £5,000. We will also work with the winner to help them obtain concerto opportunities with the Orchestra of the Swan, the Three Choirs Festival, and at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. There are also two further finalist prizes of £2,000 each.

Before completing the application form, please read the rules, and in particular observe the following conditions of entry:

1. The closing date for all BIMC Competitor Applications is Sunday, 23rd April 2023 at 16.00 hours GMT.  (please note the deadline has been extended for a further week from the previously advertised date of 16th April).

2. Applicants must be available for the dates of the Competition: Preliminary rounds 30 May, 31 May, 1 June, semi-final on 2 June and Finalists' Concert on 3 June 2023. 

3. Applicants may request a change of allocated Preliminary Round time for serious and unavoidable reasons but only via the Competition Administrator, contactable by email on

4. Applicants must perform the exact programmes of music listed in their application for each round and within the given time limits, but they may change one piece in each programme no later than 24 hours before it is to be performed. This must be done strictly in accordance with Rule 6. 

5. Applicants must provide three scores of music, including accompaniment, for the use of the Adjudicators for every piece to be performed, as set out in Rule 5.

6. Applicants are encouraged to visit our official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts to keep up to date with any changes or developments in the Competition.

Are you ready to apply? Please make sure you fill in every section of the online application form.

Applicants are required to submit a photo, proof of age (Passport, ID, Card or driving licence), reference and two YouTube links of you performing. 

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The competition runs biennially, with the next one being held from 26th to 31st May 2025 in Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School. The Finalists' Concert will take place on the evening of Saturday, 31st May 2025. 

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