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LIFEM Young Ensemble Competition

Fri 15th Nov 2024, 2.00pm

Recital Room, Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, Blackheath, London SE3 9RQ

LIFEM's Young Ensemble Competition is a biennial competition that was first launched in 2018, and alternates years with the longstanding SRP/Moeck Solo Recorder Competition.

Alongside cash prizes for the finalists, the winners are invited back to LIFEM the following year to perform their winners' recital. This international competition is open to ensembles from around the globe, with an average member age of 30 or under. The aim of the competition is to provide a platform to support upcoming young Early Music ensembles and bring them to the attention of a wider audience.

2024 Young Ensemble Competition is kindly supported by The Early Music Shop



1st: £1,500 and recital at LIFEM 2025

2nd: £1,000

3rd: £500

Deadline: Monday 17th June 2024

The Adjudicators

Previous Competitions


Winners (joint): Palisander and Pypker/Muskens Duo

Finalists: Ensemble Vergissmeinnicht and Pocket Sinfonia

Adjudicators: Tom Beets, James Johnstone and Dame Emma Kirkby


Winners (joint): Ensemble Hesperi and Ensemble Pro Victoria

Finalists: MokkaBarock

Adjudicators: Lucy Crowe, Margaret Faultless and Gill Graham


Winner: Ensemble Pampinea

Finalists: Ensemble Pampinea, La Rondinella, Tuffnell Trio

Adjudicators: Laurence Cummings, Tatty Theo and Belén Nieto Galán