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)

Due to the ongoing safety concerns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Selection Round for the 2020/21 Award will not now be held as a public event, but decided by the Panel in an online meeting at the end of August. The result will be posted here in early September.

The distinguished Panel members are Dame Emma Kirkby, Judith Weir CBE, Paul Galbraith, John Gilhooly OBE, David Miller, Craig Ogden, and Michael Lewin (Chair).

The following players will be taking part in the Selection Round:

Giovanni Bellini
Sergio Bucheli and Ryan Williams
Michael Butten
Georgi Dimitrov
Jack Hancher
Bradley Johnson
Bruno Pancek
Joaquim Simões
Ian Watt

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.