Instrumental Competitions

2022 group  applications are now closed.

2022 solo applications are now closed.

  • Closing date for all applications: 14 March 2022
  • Successful applicants will be notified by: 24 March 2022

Download 2022 Syllabus here

Category D: Instrumental 

D1. Young Instrumentalist (Prelim: Thursday 7 July & Final: Friday 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 7 minutes of music for the Preliminary round and up to 10 minutes of music for the Final round. Competitors may use the Eisteddfod official piano accompanists or their own for this competition. Prizes: International Medal and £1500.

D2. Junior Instrumentalist (Prelim: Thursday 7 July & Final: Friday 8 July)

This competition is open to instrumentalists aged 14 to 18 on the first day of the competitions. 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 6 minutes of music for the Preliminary round and up to 8 minutes of music for the Final round. Competitors may use the Eisteddfod official piano accompanists or their own for this competition. Prizes: 1st International Medal and £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.

D3. Young Folk Ensemble (Friday 8 July)

Folk ensembles of 2 to 30 members aged 16 to 35. Ensembles are required to present a programme of up to 8 minutes. Ensembles can comprise of any combination of instruments and voices. Music must be focused on the folk tradition of the ensemble’s home country, and original composition is also allowed. Prizes: 1st International Trophy and £500, 2nd £300, 3rd £150