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Senior Section

1st Prize – £10,000

Beare International Violin Society Prize

plus a 1-year loan of a golden period Stradivarius violin Sponsored by J&A Beare

2nd Prize – £7,500

Donated by Sir George Iacobescu

3rd Prize – £5,000

Donated by Mrs Toyoko Hattori

4th Prize – £3,000

Donated by the Henri Moerel Foundation

Bach Prize – £1,000

For the best performance of Bach, donated in memory of Robert Masters

Bartók Prize – £1,000

For the best performance of the Solo Sonata, donated by Erich Gruenberg

Composer Award – £500

For the best performance of the Panufnik commission, donated by John Hughes

Mozart Prize – £500

For the best performance of Mozart, donated by Dr Peter Outen

Audience Prize – £500

Donated by IDAGIO and voted for by you

Junior Section

1st Prize – £5,000

Florian Leonhard Prize for Outstanding Young Musical Talent

plus a 1-year loan of a fine old Italian violin Sponsored by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins

2nd Prize – £4,000

Donated by The Menuhin Family

3rd Prize – £3,000

“So that the music may continue”, donated by the Henri Moerel Foundation

4th Prize – £2,000

Donated by the Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation

5th Prize – £1,000

Donated in memory of Yfrah Neaman

Chamber Music Award – £500

Donated by The Kohn Foundation

Composer Award – £500

For the best performance of the Colomina i Bosch commission, donated by James Chau

Wieniawski Prize – £500

For the best performance of Wieniawski, donated by Dr Peter Outen

Audience Prize – £500

Donated by IDAGIO and voted for by you

Additional prizes

Jonathan Moulds Award for Outstanding Potential

The loan of a very fine golden period Stradivarius violin from the private collection of Jonathan Moulds CBE

EMCY Prize for Exceptional Performance

Awarded by the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY)

Additional special Prizes may be awarded at the Jury’s discretion.

Full list of London 2016 prizewinners here

Audience Prize

This year, the Audience Award has been donated by IDAGIO, the new way to enjoy classical music. IDAGIO is a platform where musicians can share their recordings and connect with a growing global classical community.

The Junior Audience Prize will be voted for online: in the 48 hours between the final and the awards ceremony, the audience will have the opportunity to re-listen to all of the final performances online and vote for their favourite.

The Senior Audience Prize will be awarded after the audience at Royal Festival Hall has listened to all of the finalists and submitted their vote for their favourite performance.

Concert and Scholarship Opportunities

Prizewinners will be offered concert opportunities and courses including:

The Junior 1st Prize winner will be invited to perform with the Konzerthaus Orchestra at the ‘Menuhin-Homage’ of Konzerthaus Berlin on 29 & 30 April and 1 May 2016.

The Junior 1st Prize winner will give a UK tour in July 2016 comprising of recitals at the Gower Festival, Oundle International Festival  and Cheltenham Music Festival.

The Senior 1st Prize winner will perform recitals at the Harrogate International Festivals on 21st July 2016 and at the Petworth Festival on 22nd July 2016

The Senior 1st Prize winner to perform with the Gstaad Festival Orchestra at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad on 7th August 2016.

The 2016 Morningside Music Bridge Young Artist Award (a scholarship to attend the Morningside Music Bridge programme in Beijing in July 2016) will be given to a competitor aged 18 years or younger.

A Junior prizewinner will perform in the first JMI UK Music Festival on 8th September 2016.

A Junior or a Senior prizewinner will be offered a concerto performance with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra, in Palma de Mallorca, on 10th November 2016.

Opportunity for prizewinners to perform at HIMA (Harpa International Music Academy) Festival in Iceland; sponsored by Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China.

Four prizewinners will be offered participation in the Kronberg Violin Masterclasses 2017.

A Senior prizewinner will be invited to perform a recital at the George Enescu Festival 2019.

The winner of the EMCY Prize and four other prizewinners will be offered online profiles and promotion by EMCY for a two-year period after the Competition.

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