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 £15000 and is generously sponsored by David & Sandra Brierwood, Greensill Capital, Michael Beverley, Miles Roberts and the Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity.

Inaugural Holders for 2018/19: Jesse Flowers (solo guitar) and the duo of Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano) and Andrey Lebedev (guitar)

The Selection Round  for the 2020/21 Award will take place at the Royal Academy of Music on 10th July 2020.  Applications should be submitted between 1st January and 30th April 2020.

The Holders of the New Elizabethan Award 2020/21 will share both the NEA Showcase at Wigmore Hall on Saturday February 6th 2021 and subsequent concerts.


EDIT 1 April 2020: Please note that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent restrictions, the deadline for applications has been extended to 27th May 2020.