Premiere Harp Competition

Class 601 – Elite Harp Competition

We are still finalising details of the harp competitions, but the information below gives the dates of the competitions and some idea about them. We will update this page, when we can accept entries.

This is the Festival’s major award for harpists. The 2022 competition is open to harpists of conservatoire standard or beyond studying or resident in the United Kingdom or Ireland up to 30 years of age.  The competition will be live, with preliminary rounds on Sunday 1 May and the finals on Monday 2 May.  As in previous years, these competitions will be in North Bank House

The recital should consist of two or more contrasting pieces lasting between 15 and 20 minutes.

Every entrant will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation.

The closing date will be Friday 8 April 2022.

First Prize – £500

Second Prize – £200

Third Prize – £100


Performance Opportunity

The North London Festival has a link with the Royal Orchestral Society – www.royalorchestralsociety.org.uk – which is celebrating its 150th anniversary season in 2022/2023. As part of that celebration, there will be a ‘Rising Talent’ evening in the Duke’s Hall of the Royal Academy of Music, at 6 pm on Sunday 16th October 2022. This concert will feature performances with the orchestra by talented young and upcoming soloists and will be followed by a reception with the ROS’s Patron Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music.

ROS will offer one or two of these performance opportunities to recent winners of the Festival’s elite competitions, such as the Premiere Harp Competition. You can still be eligible to take advantage of this opportunity by entering this year’s Competition.


In 2021 we introduced a new system for entries and the first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register. Please click on the link below for how to apply.

If an entrant has been a pupil of the Adjudicator in the year prior to the Festival, they should contact the Section Head before entering.

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For details of the 2020 competition, please click on the link below.

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