Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Concert Hall where the Andrew Downes Performance Prize takes place. Photo by Elliott Brown
Well-respected as a composer around the world, the prize requires entrants to perform a programme of Andrew Downes’s music along with that of other British composers born after 1949, as they compete to win an impressive cash prize and recital opportunity.
After disruption due to building works and change of personnel at the Conservatoire, the competition is set to return in 2020 for the composer's 70th Birthday year.
2014 The Belgrave String Quartet, performing String Quartet No.1
2015 Andrew Randall, baritone, performing Casterbridge Fair Song Cycle