The Gold Medal, the Guildhall School’s most prestigious prize for musicians, was founded and endowed by Sir Dixon Kimber in 1915. Since 1950 it has been to open to singers and instrumentalists in alternate years.
Previous winners include William Primrose (1922), Jacqueline du Pré (1960), Patricia Rozario (1979), Tasmin Little (1986) and Bryn Terfel (1989). This year is the turn of instrumentalists, who will perform a concerto with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra before a Barbican Hall audience.2012 is for instrumentalists and the three finalists are violinist Jonathan Chan and pianists Ashley Fripp and Ben Schoeman.
2012 is for instrumentalists and the three finalists are violinist Jonathan Chan and pianists Ashley Fripp and Ben Schoeman.
Distinguished panel of judges include: Edward Gardner Music Director, English National Opera Richard Morrison Chief Culture Critic, The Times Martin Campbell-White Joint Chief Executive, Askonas Holt Artist Management and Jonathan Vaughan Director of Music, Guildhall School.
James Judd, conductor
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra