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Music Performer

Soloist Competition

Each November we hold our Soloist Competition which is open to any instrument, including voice.

Information on how to enter is announced by email on an annual basis.


The piece of your choice can last up to 20 minutes, and you must prepare it in its entirety, including cadenzas. Please also be mindful of the difficulty of your piece.

All entries must be accompanied (including works for piano) which you are responsible for organising. If you are struggling to find an accompanist, then get in touch with the University Music & Concerts Team.


2022 - Charley Schofield

(Glazunov - Saxophone Concerto)

2021 – Joint Winners

Ioannis Emmanouilidis

(Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor)

Eloise Yates

(Arutiunian - Trumpet Concerto)

2020 – n/a

2019 – Emma Brown

(Mozart - Flute Concerto No. 1)

2018 – Joshua Rapley

(Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto)

2017 – Joint Winners

Luke Riedlinger

(Glazunov - Saxophone Concerto)

Meg Diamond

(Doppler - Hungarian Fantasy)

2016 – George Ireland

(Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor)

2015 – Steve Teo

(Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1)

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