The 2020 auditions were held in MANCHESTER and LONDON.
Those selected as Kirckman Artists 2020-21 are:
George Xiaoyuan Fu (piano)
Andrei Iliushkin (piano)
The dates for auditions in 2021 are likely be on consecutive Sundays in January or February
Applications are invited from solo pianists, instrumental duos and small chamber ensembles of outstanding ability to audition for the Kirckman Concert Society. Recent Kirckman artists have benefited from at least one recital promoted by the Society at a major London venue plus concerts at major UK festivals and music clubs. There is no recital fee for our London own-promotions (though the Society contributes £100 per artist towards out of pocket expenses); collaborations with festivals and music clubs are fee-paying.
- Solo pianists and Duos: the age limit is 30 by the time of any recital offered. Any recital is likely to take place during the season following the audition - following a successful audition in February 2019, a recital date offered would generally be during the 2019/20 season. A date is offered in accordance with each artist's availability.
- Ensembles of 3 or more: we will accept an average age of 30 by the time of any recital offered.
Application forms will be available in the autumn 2020