We believe talent can achieve great things with the right support. Our prizes and awards for young musicians are funded through the Company’s endowment income, charitable gifts and legacies. We also celebrate lifelong contribution with ‘Service to Music’ awards.
The Company’s awards include:
- Musicians’ Company Awards for postgraduate study
- Constant and Kit Lambert Fellowship and Studentships for postgraduate study at the Royal College of Music
- The Cassel Prizes for musicians at the Royal Marines, Royal Military and Royal Air Force Schools of Music
- John Christie Award for a young singer at Glyndebourne Opera
- Company Jazz Awards for both young jazz musicians and lifetime achievers
- Ivor Mairants Guitar Award for classical guitarists with an interest in jazz-influenced compositions
- Collard Fellowship for young established professionals experiencing financial difficulty
- The Santley Awards and Cobbett Medal recognising lifetime achievements in music
- Carnwath Piano Scholarship for postgraduate study
- W T Best Memorial Scholarship for organists aged 18-25
- Brass Band Awards including the Iles and Mortimer Medals for services to the brass band movement and Diplomas of Honour for lifetime achievement
- The New Elizabethan Award for classical guitarists and lutenists, solo and/or in ensemble
Many of the award winners become Yeomen of the Company, a position that actively involves them in supporting the Company’s activities, particularly through outreach work.