D’Addario String Prize

Class 300 – D’Addario String Prize Competition generously supported by

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The D’Addario String Prize Competition is the Festival’s premiere string competition. The recital competition is open to conservatoire students of Violin, Viola, Cello or Double  Bass. The recital must include two or three varied pieces taken from Concerto, Sonata, Showpiece or Solo repertoire, with a time limit of 20 minutes.

Friday 1 April 2022 – from 10:30 am

Venue: Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG

Adjudicator: Simon Blendis

The closing date is Monday 28 February

Entry fee £35

The Festival is grateful to D’Addario Orchestral for their generous sponsorship of the following prizes:

First Prize £500

Second Prize – £100 voucher *

Third Prize – £50 voucher *

* The vouchers awarded are to be used to buy D’Addario products at special festival prices. Winners will be given these prices with their prize vouchers.

The 2022 competition will be live. The prize will be awarded not only for the performance of a balanced and well-designed programme. Entrants will find themselves adjudicated not only on the depth of their musicianship but also on how they present themselves. A verbal introduction to the musical programme is an integral part of the performance. Every entrant will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation. Entrants are reminded to wear dress appropriate for a performance.

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


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 D’Addario String Prize Competition. You can still be eligible to take advantage of this opportunity by entering this year’s D’Addario Competition.


In 2021 we moved to a new system for entries. Please click on the link below for how to apply. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register. Entrants must also provide copies of the music for the adjudicator.

The closing date for string classes will be Monday 28th February 2022

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For full details of the string competitions, please download the string syllabus – 2022 String Syllabus – updated 24th January 2022


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 D’Addario String Prize Competition. You can still be eligible to take advantage of this opportunity by entering this year’s D’Addario Competition.


To  see videos from 2018 and 2019 competitions, click the ‘read more’ link below.

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