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 2025 Competition
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Patron: Vladimir Ashkenazy

Supported by
The Limoges Charitable Trust

Celebrating 57 Years

Donations - Please Help!


Although we have been pledged funding from generous sponsors we still need funds to ensure that we can run the competition and that it will continue past 2022. If you are able to make a donation it will be very gratefully received. You can use this PayPal Giving Fund link and your donation will reach us. Thank you for your support!


Dates for the 2025 competition have now been set as 3rd and 4th May for the Preliminary and Semi Final rounds and 25th May for the Final. See the Events page for more information. Full details will be posted here when applications are open.

2022 Final Results

An audience prize was not offered this year. The reference to the prize in the concert programme was in error. Our apologies for this. As a result of family illness Siva Oke had to withdraw from the jury at short notice and was not able to attend the final. Consequently she was unable to offer the opportunity of a recording for Somm Recordings to any of the finalists.

First Prize:  Tyler Hay

Second Prize:  Luke Jones

Third  Prize:  Maxim Kinasov

2022 Semi Final Results

After listening to an excellent day of music the judges reached a decision. The players in the final on 24th November and the concerto they will play are as follows:

Luke Jones : Beethoven Concerto No 3

Maxim Kinasov  :  Liszt Concerto No 1

Tyler Hay : Saint-Saens Concerto No 2

Fourth prize of £750.00 was awarded to Edward Leung and prizes of £250.00 each sponsored by Waldrons Solicitors went to Nikita Lukinov, Rustam Khanmurzin, Rowel Friers and Victor Maslov. Our thanks go to all the competitors for treating us to some wonderful playing.

Semi Final on Sunday 13th November

The competitors below were selected to play in the semi final on 13th November:


Nikita Lukinov, Edward Leung, Rustam Khanmurzin, Luke Jones, Maxim Kinasov, Rowel Friers, Tyler Hay, Victor Maslov

​PRIZES 2022

Concerto performance opportunity for the three finalists at Symphony Hall, Birmingham with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

£4,000 1st Prize    

(Sponsored by The Limoges Charitable Trust)

£3,000 2nd Prize   

(Sponsored by Kawai Pianos)

£2,000 3rd Prize

£750 4th Prize

£250 each semi final prizes

(Sponsored by Waldrons)

Somm Debut CD Recording
(to be offered at the discretion of Siva Oke)




The preliminary round and semi-finals will be held at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 12th & 13th November 2022. The final will be held at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on 24th November 2022 thanks to the generous support of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. See Events for more details.

Although the first rounds have traditionally been held in Dudley the committee feel that there are many advantages to moving them to Birmingham. Updates on the application process and dates for applying etc will be posted here in due course. Please don't hesitate to contact Steve Taylor at if you want more information.

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