16 Jul

Schott Music Ltd, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB, United Kingdom

16 July 2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Melanie Spanswick

Melanie Spanswick is a pianist, author, teacher and composer. She graduated from the Royal College of Music with a master's degree in performance studies. Melanie is a widely experienced examiner and adjudicator and frequently gives masterclasses, workshops and presentations throughout the UK and internationally. As a pianist, she has performed and broadcast worldwide. Melanie has written and edited piano books for the international market to critical acclaim. She is a regular contributor to Pianist magazine and Piano Professional (EPTA) and her piano compositions have been featured in various publications and included on many music festival syllabuses.


Russian-born concert pianist and composer, GéNIA, is the founder of Piano-Yoga®, a unique method of piano playing, performing and teaching designed for all levels of pianists. Following her studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire, GéNIA performed worldwide and released a number of albums on Black Box, Nonclassical and her own label. Her compositions have been regularly played on various concert platforms, BBC Radio and Classic FM as well as featured in the media. Combining her artistic career with Piano-Yoga® educational work, GéNIA gives masterclasses, workshops and Piano-Yoga® retreats worldwide as well as running her Piano-Yoga® studio in Central London. GéNIA's Piano-Yoga® book was featured in her live series of Piano-Yoga® lessons on BBC London Radio 94.9. Amongst her students are professional and amateur musicians. The Piano-Yoga® method offers a special programme for children and is popular amongst celebrities.

01 Sep

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Renfrew Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

1 September 2017 To 10 September 2017


Applications for the 2017 competition have now closed.

2010: Oxana Schevchenko, Nadezda Pisareva, Pavel Kolesnikov
2007: Tom Poster, Lukas Geniusas, Tristan Pfaff
2004: Tanya Gabrielian, Evgheny Brakhman, Amir Tebenikhin
2001: Chenyin Li, Marina Nadiradze, Ayako Kimura
1998: Alexander Kobrin, Katya Apekisheva & Alexander Taylor (equal)
1995: Giampaolo Stuani, Charles Owen, Maria Rostovsky
1992: Sergei Babayan, Michael Injae Kim, Tal Weissman
1990: Daniel Wiesner, Balazs Szokolay, Elena Margolina
1986: 1st Prize Graeme McNaught, 2nd Prize Susan Tomes, 3rd Prize Christopher Oakden

Cash prizes

First Prize: £10,000, the Alexander Stone Memorial Trophy and the Frederic Lamond Gold Medal
Second Prize: £7,500 and the Lawrence Glover Silver Medal
Third Prize: £5,000 The Douglas McKerrell Memorial Prize
Semi-final Prizes: 7 Prizes of £1,000 each
Best performance of the Commissioned Work: £500


The winner will be offered a performance in the RSNO season following the competition.. Prizewinners are frequently invited to perform across Scotland