PAST WINNERS

 

The ESO Young Soloist Competition was established in 1988 as a result of the 11th Duke of Devonshire’s financial generosity towards the ESO, to offer young soloists the opportunity of performing with an orchestra. Since then, the competition has created an ever-growing interest throughout the country and abroad, with an increasingly high standard of entry. The competition is open to competitors aged 23 and under and the winner has the opportunity to perform a concerto with the ESO at a concert later in the year. There are runner-up prizes and the best performance given by a competitor under the age of 18 will win the Duke of Devonshire Award. More details about the prizes are given in the results section where the text of the final adjudication is given.

 

1988

Ann Martin-Davis

piano

 

2006

Sara Deborah Struntz

violin

1989

Julian Saphir

piano

 

2007

Jennifer Lee

piano

1990

Sophie Till

violin

 

2008

Michal Cwizewicz

violin

1991

Amy Claricoates

Freddy Kempf (junior)

cello

piano

 

2009

Poom Prommachart

piano

1992

Marianne Thorsen

violin

 

2010

Rosanna Ter-Berg

flute

1993

Donald Gillan (joint)

Joanna Marsh (joint)

cello

flute

 

2011

Joo Yeon Sir

violin

1994

Nicola Baxter

cello

 

2012

Naufal Mukumi (joint)

Katy Smith (joint)

piano

violiin

1995

Narimichi Kawabata

violin

 

2013

Michael Foyle

violin

1996

Jae Hong Yim

violin

 

2014

Roberto Ruisi

violin

1997

Marie Macleod

cello

 

2015

Gen Li

piano 

1998

Natasha Elvin

violin

 

2016

 Jamal Aliyev

cello 

1999

Jill Morton

piano

 

2017

Coco Tomita 

 violin 

2000

Domenika Rosiek

violin

 

2018

 

 

 2001

 Hiroaki Takenouchi

 piano

 

 2019

 

 

 2002

Amy Dickson

saxophone 

 

 2020

 

 

 2003

Simon Hewitt Jones 

violin 

 

 

 

 

 2004

Dominic John 

piano 

 

 

 

 

 2005

Alexandra Dariescu 

piano