Inspiring musical
& artistic excellence

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A home  for
music & the arts

For over 70 years, ROSL has developed and hosted internationally renowned programmes for emerging musicians and visual artists.

We run annual competitions, scholarships, residencies, concerts, events and exhibitions from our clubhouse in central London, open to entrants across the Commonwealth, USA and Europe.

Our events

Our principal activities include:

Our principal activities include:


    Annual Music Competition

    Our industry-renowned Annual Music Competition awards over £70,000 in prize money every year to emerging musical talent. Our team work to offer mentorship and further performance opportunities for our prize winners, who join our family of exceptional musicians.

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    ROSL Composition Award in association with London Sinfonietta

    This biennial competition offers six young professional composers the opportunity to workshop a short original work with the London Sinfonietta, with one winner being awarded a commission to compose a piece for a London Sinfonietta concert.

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    Visual Arts Exhibition Programme

    We present an annual exhibition programme displayed in our Central Lounge and Gibbs staircase area. Focusing on emerging talent, exhibitions often include partner organisations such as the Royal Association of British Artists, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Penguin Publishing.

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    International Residency with The Art House

    Each year, two Commonwealth artists receive a fully funded, two-month visual residency at The Art House, Wakefield to work on their creative practice and development along with the opportunity to meet industry figures in London, attend Frieze and exhibit at The Art House.

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    ROSL Photo Competition

    A biennial competition to find and promote the finest photographic talent. Our third competition in 2023 garnered over 3150 entries from over 80 countries and culminated in an exhibition of the 20 shortlisted entries at Over-Seas House.

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    Grassroots Arts Education

    Alongside the Pettman Scholarship and our artist in residence programme, ROSL supports the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya, with our prize winners working alongside the orchestra each year.

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    Supporting emerging musicians & artists

    ROSL’s prestigious annual arts programme has been established for over 70 years. Principally funded by the ROSL Foundation and membership and clubhouse operations, we also rely on the generosity of our Arts Patrons alongside donations and sponsorship from other sources.

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    ROSL Masterclasses – supporting the next generation

    In 2024, we launched a series of masterclass days for young musicians, funded by The Radcliffe Trust, in partnership with Future Talent. Each day concentrates on a different discipline and are led by experienced ROSL alumni, with a recital followed by a masterclass in the Princess Alexandra Hall.

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    Princess Alexandra Concert Hall

    Refurbished as a professional concert hall in 2006 by Bryan Avery Architects, the hall seats up to 150 in concert format and has Steinway D & B pianos and a superb A/V system with integrated HD cameras and Rode TF5 microphones for recording, filming and live streaming.

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with music & arts
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From becoming a member or an Arts Patron, attending a concert or exhibition, to signing up for our arts newsletter, there are a multitude of ways you can get involved with music and arts.

Attend our concerts and events.
Support our creative work with a legacy or donation
Become an Arts Patron

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7016 6925

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