25 March 2019
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18 February 2019

Gryphon Award Organising Committee is delighted to invite your students to compete for the title of ‘Independent Schools Young Musician of the Year’.

The annual ‘Gryphon Award’, sponsored in 2019 by the RBCC (Russo British Chamber of Commerce) invites all young musicians to compete at the highest of levels and in the presence of HRH Prince Michael of Kent.


On Tuesday, March 26th, at 19:00, 10 finalists will be given the prestigious opportunity to perform live to a packed audience and in front of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, whereby one finalist will be crowned the Young Musician of the Year. We are thrilled to be joined by Ivan Bessonov (the current Young Musician of the Year) who will not only perform a guest piece but will spend time with the finalists before, during and after the event. The final will be held in the Performance Hall at Brookes Moscow.

The Gryphon Award is open to all young musicians but specifically aimed at those who are currently at an Independent or International School in Moscow. It is advised that the musical standard is high and that those wishing to apply should be able to play solo/accompanied pieces, according to the specifications set out on the website.

A stunning trophy, the title of ‘Independent Schools Young Musician of the Year’ and a 2-day trip to attend the Proms in London, awaits the winner of this exclusive event.

To apply, applicants can either apply in person or through their school; up to a maximum of 10 students can apply from any one school. Applications can be made through the website: and any enquiries should be sent to

You can spread an attached advertisement among your students

Letters of acknowledgment to participate will be sent by return and then further details of the 1st round heats will be sent in due course.

We thoroughly look forward to seeing you at this event and good luck to all contestants. Please note, that applications are already high and that we reserve the right to decline applications once the limit has been reached.

Kind regards,

The Gryphon Award Organising Committee

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