The Tunbridge Wells International Music Competition is a prestigious music competition, hosted every two years by Mayfield Festival and Mayfield School, which provides a platform for outstanding young musicians (16-27) from all over the world. We’re looking for more people to get involved, so please spread the word.

Come and hear the Competition!

Put Wed 1 to Sun 5 May 2024 in your diary: you can drop in for a few hours or join us for 5 days of amazing music. Bookings open from 1 Jan 2024 at

Host a Competitor

Do you have the space to host a Competitor for a few nights during the Competition? Our hosts love the experience of connecting with these inspiring young musicians, and get free entry to all rounds of the Competition. Find out more by emailing Nicky at

Volunteers needed

We are looking for volunteers to help for a few hours as stewards, receptionists or drivers during the Competition. Volunteers get free entry to the 1st round and semi-finals. Find out more by emailing Magda at or Clare at

Support us as a Friend or Patron

Find out more about the Friends and Patrons scheme or contact Mary Anderson at or call 07896 532194.