CASSGB Young Clarinet Soloist Competition

CASSGB Young Clarinet Soloist Competition

This article was posted on 1 Aug 2022.

Entrants must be aged 19 or under on 15th January 2023

Competition open to UK nationals or non-UK students in full time education and resident in the UK


1st Prize - £1500
2nd Prize - £1000
3rd Prize - £500


  • Round 1 - Recorded submission
  • Round 2 (final) - A maximum of six players will be selected to perform in London on 15th January

The competition is open to members and non-members. For non-members there is a fee of £10 which will include a one year subscription to CASSGB (the normal cost of membership is £15).

Round 1:

The set piece Curiosity and the Cat should form part of a recorded submission lasting a maximum of 10 minutes. Additional own choice repertoire can be for any size of clarinet, accompanied or unaccompanied at the performer’s choice. Curiosity and the Cat  was the winning entry in the CASSGB Clarinet Composition Competition for Young Composers.

Recordings should be made as MP3 or WAV files. A download link to your recordings should be emailed (along with application form) to :

Please do not email the recordings as file attachments.

Download links can be from any of the widely available file transfer website such as Dropbox or

Alternatively files can be sent by post (on memory stick or CD) to:
CASSGB Membership Secretary, 23 Hanbury Close, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton on Tees, TS17 0UQ.


CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES : 23rd October 2022

  • Successful candidates who have progressed to the final will be notified by email, by 1st November.
  • The judges decision is final and we will be unable to give feedback to those who are not selected
  • Competition finalists will be asked to prove their age by sending a copy of their passport or birth certificate

Round 2:

Successful candidates who have been selected to play in the final should perform a recital of not more than 15 minutes. The programme should not include the set piece Curiosity and the Cat but may include your previously submitted own choice piece(s) from Round 1. Again the repertoire may be for any clarinet and can be accompanied or unaccompanied. An official accompanist will be available if required and you should indicate if you wish to use the official accompanist if you are successful in progressing to the final. A 45 minute rehearsal will be available to all finalists on the day of the competition. A copy of the music should be made available for the adjudicators.

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