peter stark picApplications for this year’s competition are now closed.  We are very excited to have a large number of incredibly talented candidates auditioning on a wide variety of instruments.

Check out who wins this year and think about applying next year!

The lucky winner of this competition will win £100 and the chance to perform a concerto with the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra in our February concert under the baton of our Conductor Emeritus, Peter Stark. Peter has conducted a number of the world’s leading ensembles and is renowned as a teacher and trainer.

The Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra is proud to champion developmental opportunities for emerging conductors and performers.