Croydon Concerto Competition

After a exceptionally-high standard final concert on 26th March, huge congratulations to the winner of the 2023 Croydon Concerto Competition, Richard Scholfield, who played Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto so wonderfully. The orchestra looks forward to working with Richard and the other finalists in future events.

Richard receives £2,000 of engagements: including concerto performances with the Croydon Symphony Orchestra, Guildford Symphony Orchestra and Epsom Symphony Orchestra.

The CSO holds the Croydon Concerto Competition biennially. We aim to support and showcase young soloists through this event. Former winners of previous competitions include Michael Foyle, Peter Foggitt, Jamal Aliyev, Diana Brekalo, Madalina Rusu, Daniel de Borah, Emma Halnan and Ionel Manciu.

For any queries regarding the next competition in 2025, please email