The winner receives £1000, the runner-up £500. The other two finalists each receive £250. Best Newcomer’s prize of £100. All other competitors each receive £50 toward their expenses.
Awarded to children/young people living in and attending primary/secondary school or college in Cumbria who are keen to participate in musical activities and who can demonstrate financial need.
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Some past winnersAll Past Winners
Myrna is now based in London doing a Masters at the Guildhall. She graduated 1st Class Honours from RCS in Glasgow. Myrna performs as a soloist, as a recitalist, and in oratorio and opera. She sings with RCS Voices, Scottish Voices, and was selected for the Genesis Sixteen 2017/18 programme.
Jo completed a BMus (Hons) degree in performance at the RSAMD in Glasgow, and in 2009 was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance with Distinction. Jo currently holds teaching positions in Edinburgh and is a Senior Musician at Big Noise Raploch, a programme under Sistema Scotland.
At the age of 14 Leah gained the LRSM Diploma (Distinction) in Piano Solo Performance. She is a winner of numerous competitions including the International Chopin Festival in Poland, the Polyphonica International Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Chetham’s Concerto Competition.