Anthony Marwood violin, Alison Baker piano, Jane Webster soprano, Pauline Dowse cello, Helen Knief viola
Gregory Bennett Walmsley cello, Nikos Zarb viola, Zoë Mather piano, Sarah Barnes cello, Siân Philipps violin
Rachel Barnes bassoon, James Scannell saxophone, Joseph Tong piano, Anthony Woollard cello,
Tammy Se violin, Clive Carroll guitar, Janey Miller oboe, Jane Stoneham marimba, Thomas Oxley bassoon
Benjamin Grosvenor piano, Victoria Goldsmith violin, Suzanne Thorn oboe, Sophie Biebuyck soprano
Timothy Wayne-Wright counter-tenor, Tamsin Thorn bassoon, Joanna Marie Skillett soprano,
Sarah-Jane Lewis mezzo-soprano, Matthew Lewis trombone, Matthew Paris double bass
Rebecca Leung piano,
William Knight clarinet, Elodie Chousmer-Howelles violin,
Rebecca Silverman soprano, Kayleigh McEvoy soprano, Jamie Cochrane piano

The competition is open to instrumentalists and singers aged 25 or under who were born, educated or currently reside in Essex.

John Lill, C.B.E., the distinguished Essex-born pianist and President of the Club has generously agreed to the Awards in his name being presented to the finalists in this annual competition.

The winner will receive £1,000 and the offer of an engagement with the Ongar Music Club.

The candidate in second place will be presented with a prize of £350 together with the Musgrave Cup.

Other prizes will be awarded totalling more than £1,000.

Two addictional prizes will be awarded to the two most promising performers under 19 on the 7th July 2018 – having not been awarded one of the above prizes in this year’s competition.




The 2019 competition will take place on Sundsay 7th July.
The First Round will start at 11:45am and the Finals at 6:30pm. Full details are in the competition brochure.

The competition takes place in the Budworth Hall, High Street Ongar Essex CM5 9JG

Full details and an application form are printed in the Competition Brochure which will is now available online.
Printed copies can be also be obtained either from

EYMY Administration team, Fernside, Great Burches Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 3NA

Click the image below to download a copy of the 2019 Brochure


Applications may be made online by following the link below. This will enable you to provide all the necessary information about yourself and your performances. You will also need to send certain items to the Administration Team by the closing date - 31st May 2019.
These are detailed on the entry form.

It is particularly important that you download the competition brochure and read thoroughly the competition requirements as well as the Conditions of Entry.

Submitting your entry online will be your indication of acceptance of the requirements of the competition.