2020 Competition Piano, Strings, Wind (including Brass)

The Tunbridge Wells International Music Competition will be returning to the Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts, which is taking place between Sunday 26 April to Sunday 10 May 2020. The Competition will take place on Wednesday 29 April – Sunday 3 May 2020.
TOTAL CASH PRIZES IN EXCESS OF £10,000 PLUS RECITAL AND CONCERTO OPPORTUNITIES In addition to their section prize, the overall winner will receive the Hans and Mary Romney cash prize of £2,000, making a total of £3,500. They will also have a concerto opportunity at the Mayfield Festival in 2022, a recital at Sutton Valence Music Club and a Master Class presentation at Mayfield School. The winner of each Section will receive a cash prize of £1,500 and a recital opportunity at St. Martin in the Fields, London. The Strings winner will receive a concerto opportunity with the Tonbridge Philharmonic Orchestra in 2020 and the Piano winner will receive a recital opportunity with the Haywards Heath Music Society in September 2020 Canterbury Music Club and Crowborough Arts will each offer a performance opportunity to a section winner, to be decided after the Finals. Other performance opportunities will be offered. The second prize winner in each section will receive a cash prize of £1,000. The third prize winner in each section will receive a cash prize of £500.  

Message from the Competition Chair

We hope you will enter the Competition and that you will find our rules easy to understand. A high standard is expected at all stages in this event, which has been held since 1979. A warm welcome awaits you at the Mayfield Festival and we hope you will enjoy the competition and the opportunity of meeting other musicians from all over the world. If you do not reach the later rounds we hope you will stay on to witness the finals concert as well as to see some of the town’s attractions. I should like to wish you every success in this TWIMC 2020 Competition. Mary Anderson Chair, TWIMC