The New Stars International Music Competition is sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld Vienna, BAM International and Promote Classical:

Thomastik-Infeld Vienna is one of the world's leading providers of strings and accessories for stringed instruments. Their associated artists include a number of the current generation's most successful concert artists and soloists.

Read their mission statement below:

"Our basic principle is to develop a high-quality musical string at the latest technological level. On the one hand, we set great store by sustainability in environmental and social areas. On the other hand, we pay attention to individual service to enthuse our customers for our products.

The combination of craftsmanship, high tech and a highly qualified team is the secret of the success of Thomastik-Infeld."

We are proud to have Thomastik-Infeld Vienna as one of our sponsors as they will award 5 special prizes to our new stars.

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Renowned across the globe, BAM is a global force in the musical instrument cases industry. In addition to their high-tech cases for string instruments, BAM provides a comprehensive selection of accessories of the highest qualities for a range of wind instruments. 

We are proud to have BAM sponsoring us and donating 5 special awards to our talented New Stars.

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Promote Classical are a new arts marketing agency, charging just £20ph for all services offered. They currently provide the following services to Musicians, Institutions and Organisations from across the musical world:

  • Flyer and Poster Design
  • Social Media Management and Consultation
  • Arts Crowdfunding Management
  • Custom Illustration
  • Graphic Design for Social Media
  • Arts Photography
  • Concert Biography and Musician's CV proofreading, editing and copywriting
  • Electronic Press Kits

... And many more services. You can discover their full range by visiting their website below:

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Former sponsor of the New Star's debut series:

First launched in 2014 by two Cambridge musicians, Encore has since grown to become the UK's largest online musicians network, with over 10,000 performers involved. The mission is simple: a future where live music is everywhere and booking a musician is possible at the touch of a button.

For musicians, it offers a free platform to showcase their musical ability, and notifies them of music jobs relevant to their location and instruments using the Encore App. For music-lovers, Encore is quite simply the fastest and easiest way to find and book great performers for any event. 

Discover Encore for yourself at:

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Media Partner

This competition's media partner is:






Associate Composer

Alexander Proudlock



Festival Partners

This project is currently in partnership with the following organisations:

Crescendo International Music Festival (USA)


New Virtuosi International Mastercourse (Italy-UK)