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The Gold Medal 2018

Guildhall's most prestigious prize for musicians

The Guildhall School Gold Medal

The Guildhall School’s most prestigious prize for musicians.

This year is the turn of the instrumentalists, who will perform a concerto with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Judd. Previous winners of the Gold Medal include Jacqueline du Pré (1960), Tasmin Little (1986) and Sir Bryn Terfel (1989).


Ljubica Stojanovic piano
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Dan-Iulian Drutac violin
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor

Joon Yoon piano
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Listen to our podcast with the three finalists as we talk about their Gold Medal experiences, from their first auditions to their preparations ahead of the big day, and why they chose the piece that they'll be playing.


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