The Cherubim Music Trust Harp Competition is now closed​.

The two winners of the competition will each have exclusive loan of the instrument for 5 years, optionally renewable to age 28

Entry by 1 June 2020

Competition entry £40

Finals at Trinity-Laban College,

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9JF

on or after Sunday 21 June.

The ‘Promenaders – Charles Steer'


The ‘Lady Lucille Wallace Curzon'


We now have our 5 finalists and the two winners will be chosen at the competition day on Sunday September 27th at St Mary's, Barnes. By invitation only.


Entries should arrive by Monday 1 June 2020.

Applicants must provide:

  • Recordings, audio or video, of three contrasted pieces in any style, one of which may be an improvisation or self-composition. Total music time aprx 20’.

  • Send either by email, file transfer or website URL; or by post on a CD or consumer-format DVD.

  • Please ensure each item title has on it the competitor's name and the name of the work & composer. In the written documentation include full name of the works & composers.

  • Email address:

  • Postal address: Cherubim Music Trust, 125 Duck St, Tisbury, SP3 6LJ.

  • Full contact details, photograph, musical CV with a brief statement of the competitor’s musical interests & ambitions.

  • Indicate if you have a preference for either instrument.

  • Competition entry fee of £40 to cafdonate or send cheque payable CMT.


Competition Day – Provisionally Sunday Afternoon, 21 June 2020

(or later as appropriate) at Trinity-Laban College, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich,

SE10 9JF. All applicants will be advised of the date as soon as it is decided.

For the final, which will take place on the Cherubim instruments, competitors

should offer 2-3 contrasted pieces (max 15’). There will be a short opportunity to

practise on the instruments beforehand.


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The competition is open to students

resident or studying in the UK based

within 200 miles of London.

Entrants must be aged 15-25 on 21/6/20,

and first study harpists at a music

college, or intending to apply.

Submissions may be by email or post;

but all subsequent communications will

be by email.

Submitted materials will not be


A shortlist of 5 finalists will be

announced in early June, and they will be

asked to submit their 15’ programme for

Round Two by 15 June.

Decisions made at the competition are

final, and at the Trustees discretion.

By entering this competition you

authorise Cherubim Music Trust to use

your name and photo in publicity.


Full insurance on Cherubim’s policy,

payable by the awardee (c.£220 pa).

Annual hire charge £372; admin charge:

graduates £120, college students £48,

school students free.

We invite awardees to participate in

fund-raising and publicity concerts and

recordings organised by the Trust.

The harps may not be taken abroad.

A draft loan agreement will be sent in

advance to finalists, and presented for

signature to the successful competitor

awardees after the judges’ decisions are


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