The Gold Medal 2020

Guildhall's most prestigious prize for musicians

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Samantha Clarke, 2019 Gold Medal winner, receiving applause

Instrumentalists from Guildhall School of Music & Drama compete for the School’s most prestigious music prize, performing concertos with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra.

The Gold Medal was endowed by Sir H. Dixon Kimber in 1915 and since the 1950s it has been open to singers and instrumentalists in alternate years. In 2020 it’s the turn of instrumentalists, who will perform concertos with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adrian Leaper.

Previous winners of the Gold Medal include Jacqueline du Pré (1960), Tasmin Little (1986), Sir Bryn Terfel (1989) and, most recently, soprano Samantha Clarke (2019, pictured).


Soohong Park piano
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18

Ben Tarlton cello
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85

Ke Ma piano
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat minor, Op 23

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