Royal Over-Seas League - 72nd Annual Music Competition

Entry deadline: 4 January 2024

Established in 1952, the ROSL Annual Music Competition offers more than £75,000 in awards with a £15,000 first prize for solo performers and chamber ensemble awards of £10,000. The winners of the Wind & Brass, Singers, Strings, and Keyboard solo sections and the collaborative piano prize receive £5,000 each.

The age limit for all competitors is 30. The ROSL Annual Music Competition is now open to nationalities beyond the Commonwealth. The ROSL solo prizes are now open to musicians from the USA, all EU and EEA countries and Switzerland, as well as all current and former Commonwealth countries.

ROSL offers many performance opportunities to prizewinners after the competition at major venues such as Wigmore Hall in London and has established relationships with many UK festivals and promoters including Brighton, Buxton, RLPO, Lichfield, Lake District Summer Music, Cambridge Summer Music, and North Norfolk. ROSL ARTS award-winning series of chamber music concerts in Edinburgh is a well established fixture of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In recent years ROSL ARTS has organised concerts and tours for prizewinners in Australia, Canada, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Antigua and Zimbabwe.

The overall competition is made up of the following sections:

  • ROSL Singers Prize
  • ROSL Solo Wind and Brass Prize
  • ROSL Solo Strings Prize
  • ROSL Solo Keyboard Prize
  • ROSL String Ensembles Prize
  • ROSL Mixed Ensembles Prize

For more information & application details, please click here.