2020 Solo Instrumental

Solo applications will open 6 December 2019 

Download 2020 Syllabus here

F – Solo Instrumental

  • Closing date for all applications: Friday 6 March 2020
  • Successful applicants will be notified by: Friday 20 March 2020
  • All competitions in this category include a Preliminary and a Final round

F1. Young Instrumentalist (Prelim: Tuesday 7 July & Final: Wednesday 8 July)

This competition is open to instrumentalists aged 19 to 28 on the first day of the competitions. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young classical musician. Only classical instruments to be used for this competition. The competition will be held over two days. Competitors are required to perform a contrasting programme of up to 8 minutes of music for the Preliminary round and up to 11 minutes of music for the Final round. Competitors may use the Eisteddfod official piano accompanists or their own for this competition. F1 Prizes: International Medal and £1,500.

F2. Open Folk Instrumental Solo (Wednesday 8 July)

This competition is open to instrumentalists of all ages. Competitors should present an appropriate programme representative of a local or regional tradition. The total duration of the performance must not exceed 6 minutes. Accompaniment (not provided by the Eisteddfod) is allowed for one item only. F2 Prizes: 1st International Medal and £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.