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Thalia Ensemble, First Prize winners 2013

Duo Domenico, winners of the YEMF Friends Prize 2013

Der Musikalische Garten, winners of the EUBO Development Trust Prize 2013
First Prize:  
  • £1,000
  • a concert as part of the 2016 York Early Music Festival
  • a CD recording professionally produced by Linn Records
  • the winning ensemble will be recorded and featured on BBC Radio 3's The Early Music Show
York Early Music Festival Friends Prize
A cash prize awarded by the Friends of the York Early Music Festival to their chosen ensemble. To join the Friends and have a vote click here

Cambridge Early Music Prize
A paid concert in Cambridge to take place within three years of the competition date, awarded by a member/s of CEM's Board of Trustees to their chosen ensemble.  The concert will be subject to the availability of the artists on the dates offered, and subject to negotiation of fees.  If any member of the winning ensemble has attended one of CEM's summer schools as a full-time participant, a further award of £500 will be made to the chosen ensemble.

Eeemerging Project Prize
A place on the first year of the  EEEmerging Emerging European Ensembles programme, awarded by a panel of the project co-organisers to their chosen ensemble. To be eligible for the prize, the majority of the ensemble members must be EU residents; and the ensemble must have been established for no longer than three years - that is, its first performance must have taken place since 11 July 2012. For more about this dynamic new European project click here .

EUBO Development Trust Prize for the most promising young artist/s
£1,000 to be awarded by the jury either to the most promising individual instrumentalist or to the most promising ensemble.  To be eligible for the prize, an individual must be both an EU national and an orchestral instrumentalist; an ensemble must consist of at least 50% EU nationals and 50% instrumentalists.  

Please note that a condition of acceptance of any of these prizes is that the winners include mention of the Competition and the relevant prize in their biographies and website for a minimum period of 5 years from the date of the Competition.