Royal Over-Seas League

Royal Over-Seas League
Overseas House Park Place, London, SW1A 1LR

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Adapting Jane

To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen - the mother of the modern novel - the 2017 Literary Series begins with a discussion on adapting Austen's novels for the screen and stage. How does one bring to life Austen's trademark wit and streams of consciousness beyond the page? Our expert panel of speakers…

Tue 7 Feb


Keyboard Prize Showcase

The pianists in the keyboard section are never afraid of scaling the great heights of the piano repertoire. Our hall is no stranger to the strains of Rachmaninov, Liszt, Chopin and Beethoven, and this year is certain to be no exception. Previous winners include Paul Lewis, Ashley Wass, Martin Cousin, Ben Schoeman and…

Tue 7 Mar

Mixed Ensembles Prize Showcase

The most eclectic of the sections, music is stretched to its limits with these wonderfully creative ensembles, which have included, in the past, saxophone quartets, percussion and string/accordion duos. Previous winners include the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, Block 4, the Aurora Percussion Duo and the Camarilla Quartet.

Tue 21 Mar

Overseas Awards Showcase

A selection of the finest Commonwealth musicians come together to perform in the penultimate concert of the competition, in which £3,000 is presented, along with several other high profile prizes for competitors from major Commonwealth countries. Previous winners include Amalia Hall (New Zealand), Som Howie (Australia)…

Thu 23 Mar

Singers Prize Showcase

Opera, Leider, English song and jazz all meet in the vocal final, which in 2016 took us from Mozart, Debussy and Quilter to Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Gurney and Weir. There really is something for everyone here! Previous winners include sopranos Lucy Crowe, Elizabeth Watts and Gillian Keith, and baritones Jonathan Lemalu…

Tue 21 Feb

Strings & Piano Ensembles Prize Showcase

Teamwork at its finest is displayed in the string and piano ensembles section, with daring performances of Prokofiev and gentle interpretations of Haydn; many of the UK's finest players gather on our stage. Previous winners of this £10,000 prize include the Cavaleri Quartet, the Busch Trio, the Solem Quartet and the Finzi…

Strings Prize Showcase

Being the category which produced the Gold Medallist of 2016, there will certainly be some showstoppers this year. From violin to double bass, lovers of solo strings will delight in this superlative concert. Previous winners include Michael Foyle, Sean Shibe, John Myerscough, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Gemma Rosefield.

Tue 28 Feb

Woodwind Prize Showcase

Join us for the first section final of the 65th competition, traditionally beginning with the woodwind, brass and percussion. All chosen from several weeks of intense auditioning, the breadth and variety of these performances is always hugely impressive, as the musicians compete for the £5,000 prize. Previous winners in…

Tue 14 Feb

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