The Prince’s Prize and Prudi Hoggarth Audience Prize (for current Company prizewinners)

Established in 2004 to mark the installation of HRH The Prince of Wales as an Honorary Freeman of the Company on 21st November 2003, a silver medal and an honorarium to recognise the most promising young instrumentalist or singer amongst the Company’s Award winners. Applications are invited annually from the current winners of certain Company prizes and scholarships. The first round is judged from performances on recorded media. Finalists compete publicly at a venue in London.

The Prize received a generous endowment in 2015 from Sir Evelyn de Rothschild’s Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds’ Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild (a Liveryman of the Company for over fifty years).

The Prudi Hoggarth Audience Prize is kindly sponsored by Liveryman Col Tim Hoggarth.

Recent winners:

2023  Gonçalo Maia Caetano guitar (Audience Prize: Patrick Keefe baritone)

2022 Laura Peresivana soprano (Audience Prize: Manu Brazo saxophone

2020 and 2021 – Competition not held

2019 Elliot Grestclarinet (Audience Prize: William Thomas bass)

2018 Ariel Lanyi piano (Audicnce Prize: Oliver Wass harp)

2017 Jamal Aliyev cello (Audience Prize: Abel Selaocoe cello)

2016 Yoon-Kyung Cho cello (and Audience Prize)

2015 Ke Ma piano (Audience Prize: Charlotte Maclet violin)

2014 Joseph Shiner clarinet (Audience Prize: Benjamin Baker violin)