New Elizabethan Award (for guitarists and lutenists)

A biennial award for classical guitarists and lutenists for the performance of solo and/or ensemble music, written by composers from the two Elizabethan ages.
The award has a total value of £15,000 and is generously sponsored by David & Sandra Brierwood, Michael Beverley and the Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity.

Applications for the next New Elizabethan Award open on 1st January 2024 and must be received by the deadline of April 30th 2024. Please download an application form and regulations using the links below.

The Selection Round will take place at the Royal Academy of Music on Wednesday 3 July and the Panellists will be Angela Dixon, Helen Grime MBE, Ian Partridge CBE, Elizabeth Kenny, Graham Devine, Helen Sanderson, and Michael Lewin (Chairman).

The holders of the 2022/23 award are