Past Winners

The competition has taken place annually since 1983.  

Winners have represented the full spectrum of musical instruments and the following list shows the distribution:

  • Alto Recorder (1) 
  • Cello (3)
  • Clarinet (3)
  • Flute (2)         
  • French Horn (2) 
  • Guitar (1)         
  • Harp (1)           
  • Piano (11)          
  • Saxophone (1)
  • Violin (9)

Many winners and finalists have won places at the major music colleges in the UK and even overseas. Some pursue careers in music, either in teaching or performing in chamber groups and orchestras. Click on the highlighted names below to find out more.



Past Winners

2018 - Willard Carter (Cello)
2017 - George Harliono (Piano)
2016 - Robert Cheung (Piano)
2015 - William Harmer (Piano)
2014 - Julian Trevelyan (Piano)
2013 - Amy Naddermier (Flute)
2012 - Preston Yeo (Violin)
2011 - Katy Smith (Violin)
2010 - Charlotte Barbour-Condini (Alto Recorder)


2009 - Katie Kwong (Violin)
2008 - Joo Yeon Sir ((Violin)
2007 - Savitri Grier (Violin)
2006 - Alexander Ullman (Piano)
2005 - Ori Epstein (Cello)
2004 - Ashley Fripp (Piano)
2003 - Saira Clegg (Saxophone)
2002 - Tim Thorpe (French Horn)
2001 - Soojin Han (Violin)
2000 - Anna Beryl (Cello)


1999 - Kodo Osada (Piano)
1998 - Jennifer Campbell (Harp)
1997 - Anthony Sabberton (violin)
1996 - Michael Davidson (Piano)
1995 - Natalee Tomkins (Clarinet)
1994 - Konstantin Ardakov (Piano)
1993 - Susan Wallace (Clarinet)
1992 - Howard Jacobs (Clarinet)
1991 - Anthony Phillips (Guitar)
1990 - Nicola Baxter (Cello)


1989 - Simon Jordan  (Violin)
1988 - Jane Nossek (Violin)
1987 - Natalie Box (Violin)
1986 - David Pyatt (French Horn)
1985 - Sarah Oliver (Piano)
1984 - Nicholas Oliver (Piano)
1983 - Catherine Russell (Flute) 






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