The list of Prizes to be awarded are:

By The Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland:

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Fourth Prize


The Brennan Prize  – €1,000

(sponsored  by Mr Joseph Brennan in memory of Charles & Ursula Brennan)

The Brennan Prize will be awarded to the competitor (in either the semi-finals or the final) who,  in the opinion of the Jury,  is ‘the most promising musician’ in the 2018 competition.


The John Vallery Memorial Prize – 1,000

(sponsored By Mrs Mary Beattie in memory of her late husband John Vallery)

“The John Vallery memorial Prize” will be awarded to the person (in either the Semi-Final or Final), whom in the opinion of the Jury has given ‘the best performance by a string player’ in the 2018 Competition.

The Florian Leonhard Fine Instrument Grant

The loan of a fine instrument from Florian Leonhard in London, for one year,  to a string Finalist to be chosen by the Jury.

(Kindly arranged by Mr. Hasso Wontolla)



A solo engagement during 2019 with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Submission of the recording (at RTÉ Lyric FM’s discretion) of the Winner’s performance, to the European Broadcasting Union New Talent Competition, as RTÉ Lyric FM’s entry in 2019.