The Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust invites talented young musicians to apply for Norfolk Young Musician 2020.

The competition is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to gain professional feedback on their performance and be in with the chance of winning a prize.

Three cash prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd places)
Michael Badminton String Prize for the most promising young string player.
Mrs E Sturgeon Piano Prize for the most promising pianist.
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Prize for the most promising wind player.
Jane Roberson Prize for Voice £150.

The Norfolk Young Musician 2021 may be offered recitals in various venues.

The adjudicator this year is George Caird, the renowned Oboist, teacher and educator.

Closing date Friday 4 December 2020.

Download the entry form.

For further information please contact Sally Wortley on 01603 504301 or email

Please note that due to the unknown future of the Covid concerns it is possible that this competition may not be able to run.

For now, if you would like to take part, please submit your entry forms and deposit cheques. These will be returned if we are not able to go ahead

The Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust was established in 1998 by Michael Badminton to support talented young string players in Norfolk. Since his death in August 1999 the Trust has supported a number of young players with help with tuition costs, loans of instruments and assistance to attend courses both here and abroad. For details of the Trust, please contact Jonathan Wortley at