The Prince’s Prize Winner 2016 Announced: Yoon-Kyung Cho
Cellist Yoon-Kyung Cho has been announced as the winner of The Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize Competition which was held on Friday at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. Yoon-Kyung Cho was awarded the £10,000 first prize and a prestigious Musicians’ Company silver medal and so impressed the audience that she also won the audience prize of £500. The panel of adjudicators included the renowned violinist Levon Chilingirian, Ben Pateman (Executive Producer of Opus Arte) and Andrew Morris, The Master of The Musicians’ Company.
The Prince’s Prize was established to mark the installation of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as an Honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2003 and recently received a generous endowment from The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild, a member of The Musicians’ Company for over fifty years.
Each year The Musicians’ Company, one of the oldest and most respected charitable companies in the City of London, donates over £150,000 in scholarships and awards in support of young musicians at the start of the careers across all musical disciplines. The Prince’s Prize is to recognise ‘the most promising young instrumentalist or singer from the Company’s award winners’ in the current year.