Frank Maher Classical Music Awards 2023

The Frank Maher Classical Music Awards for 2023 are now open for applications from sixth year students of string, woodwind, brass and piano.  

The closing date for this year’s entries is Friday, 6 October 2023 at 5pm.

Further information, rules and a copy of the application form for downloading are available here.

Rules & Apply – Frank Maher Classical Music Awards 

The €5,000 bursary will be used by the winner to attend a recognised place of tuition, a course of study in Ireland or abroad or on a purchase necessary for the development of their talent. The finalists will each receive a €300 bursary.  

The Top Security/Frank Maher Classical Music Awards is Ireland’s largest classical music competition for secondary schools.   

Past winners have received national and international recognition for their achievements and used their prize money as a springboard towards a professional career by funding their studies at some of the world’s most renowned music colleges and institutions, including the Juilliard School, Barenboim-Said Akademie, Royal College of Music, Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique et de DanseKronberg Academy and the Meadows School of the Arts to name a few.    

A maximum of seven finalists will be selected by an independent board of adjudicators to attend the competition night on Friday, 29 October 2023.