The Lennox Berkeley Society
Award for Guitar

The Lennox Berkeley Society award for classical guitar is given on an annual basis. Oxford Music Festival will be holding a class for the award at the end of January 2020. The prize is an engraved trophy and £200 cash. The closing date for entries is 19 October 2019.

The syllabus and rules for the award are detailed below.



Candidates may choose one of the following programmes:

  1. Lento* from Concerto for Guitar op. 88 (Lennox Berkeley)
  2. Sonatina Op. 52 No. 1
  3. Theme and Variations op. 77 (Lennox Berkeley) and Impromptu (Michael Berkeley)
  4. Quatre Pièces (Lennox Berkeley)



  1. The performance must be judged to be one of distiction as defined by the British and International Federation of Festivals, i.e. 'an excellent performance technically and artistically'
  2. In the case of more than one candidate achieving distinction, the prize goes to the candidate achieving the highest mark
  3. A General Adjudicator may be employed to judge the recital. A guitar specialist is not a requirement
  4. The award is not open to previous winners

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Award for Guitar at the Oxford Music Festival, please contact Christopher Daly.

Previous Winners