The Royal Philharmonic Society’s burgeoning young musicians programme has announced the winners of instrumental prizes totaling £15,000. This year’s awards include a new prize centered on ‘endangered’ classical instruments and for the first time, a brass quartet, whose members are drawn from some of the UK’s top brass bands, is amongst the winners.

The prize-winners are: Izabela Musial (bassoon) and Maria Gilicel (violin), who both receive £2,500, and two quartets, the Barbican String Quartet and A4 Brass Quartet, who both receive £5000.

These instrumental prizes sit alongside RPS awards that were made to young singers, composers and student musicians in July 2018; they bring the total awarded by the Society to young musicians so far this year to £57,000.


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