The award, formerly known as AYCA and now in its 56th year, is awarded annually to six of the best up-and-coming classical vocalists and instrumentalists living in the UK. Previous winners have included Thomas Gould, Craig Ogden and Elizabeth Watts.
The winning artists will benefit from:
• paid professional engagements from mid 2017 to mid 2019 with Making Music member groups (orchestras and choirs and music societies)
• inclusion in the 2017 Selected Artists guide, sent to our 3,200+ member groups
• promotion via our communication channels (magazine, email, website and social media)
• an unpaid lunchtime recital opportunity at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 24 February 2017.