Making Music’s 2014 Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 5.00pm

Applications are now open for Making Music’s 2014 Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists (AYCA).

This prize is awarded annually to some of the most talented classical vocalists and instrumentalists living in the UK.

We support our selected young musicians by providing paid professional engagements as recitalists or soloists with music clubs, amateur choirs and orchestras that comprise Making Music’s 3,000 member groups in the UK. Artists gain valuable performing experience, and voluntary music groups are supported with a subsidy to book our best young soloists at an early stage in their professional careers.

Artists are also offered an unpaid recital engagement at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and an unpaid recital at a Making Music member event.

How to apply

  • Download the application form using the link at the bottom of this page.
  • Complete and submit the form together with your CV, a list of the major works in your repertoire, and a 150-word biography.
  • Applications must be submitted by email only to the Awards Administrator at ayca [at], to arrive by 5pm on Friday 28 February 2014.
  • Applications will be acknowledged by email.
  • Eligibility

    Candidates must be EU citizens, UK residents and are expected to be available for engagements in the UK from mid-2014 to mid-2016. The age range for instrumentalists is 21 to 27 and for singers 23 to 31 on or before 1 Sept 2014.

    Please note that only the first 75 applicants will be eligible for audition.

    Audition details
    Auditions will be held from
    7 to 11 April 2014 at The Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT.

    If necessary, applicants must bring their own accompanists.

    Further information
    AYCA was founded in 1961, and since then it has helped start the careers of artists including Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Ogden. In 2002 the future of the prize was secured by a substantial donation from the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust.

    The Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Artists is one of the most prestigious awards available to young musicians at the beginning of their professional careers. It offers an outstanding opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a professional musician, and provides an invaluable means of bridging the gap between being an outstanding student and becoming a professional. I cannot recommend this award highly enough; winning the award in 2002 is still providing me with opportunities some years later!
    Richard Saxel, pianist and 2002 award-winner.

    Download and complete the application form.
    2014 AYCA Application Form (103kb)

    Full details:


    Published on 29 November 2013

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