This Biennial Competition is organised by the Society of Recorder Players with Moeck.

The aim is to encourage young players of talent, and to help them in their professional aspirations. Competitors must show that they are able to sustain a full recital programme at a professional level.

The First Prize consists of a recital at the Greenwich International Festival of Early Music in the year following the Competition, together with Cash Prizes, donated by Moeck, the Society of Recorder Players and Early Music Shop.

The Competition is international and entries are welcomed from recorder players of a suitable standard who are under thirty years of age on 1st November in the year of the Competition. Previous winners are not eligible to enter.


2017 Competition


The final for this year’s competition took place at 1pm on Friday 10th November at St. Margaret’s Church, Blackheath, with the adjudicators: Daniël Brüggen, Chris Orton and Andy Watts.

This year’s finalists were Guillaume Beaulieu, Silvia Berchtold and Mirjam-Luise Münzel. You can read all about the performers here.

After three fantastic performances from our finalists, the results were as follows: 1st prize – Silvia Berchtold; 2nd prize Guillaume Beaulieu and 3rd prize – Mirjam-Luise Münzel. 

A review of the competition will be available in the Recorder Magazine later in 2018.





2015 Competition

The final of the 2015 competition took place at 1pm on Friday 13th November in the Peacock Room, Royal Naval College as part of the 2015 Greenwich International Festival and Exhibition. The full results, decided by adjudicators Bart Spanhove, Maria Martinez Ayerza and Steven Devine, were as follows: 1st prize – Laura Schmid; 2nd prize – Lea Sobbe; 3rd prize – Sophia Schambeck; 4th prize – Silvia Berchtold.

Group photo

2013 Competition

The finals took place on Friday 8th November at the Old Royal Naval College, Royal Greenwich as part of the 2013 Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition. The winner was Anne-Suse Enβle from Germany, second was Laura Schmid and third was Claudius Kamp This photo shows the finalists with their certificates, the adjudicators – David Bellugi (2nd from right), Rachel Brown (3rd  from left) and Charles Matthews (at left) – and representatives of Moeck and the SRP.

Finalists, adjudicators and sponsors

£1500 and a recital at the 2014 ‘Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition’

David Bellugi, Rachel Brown, Charles Matthews

2011 Competition

The 2011 Moeck/SRP Solo Recorder Competition Finals were held on Sunday 13th November 2011 at 1.30 pm in the Peacock Room, Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Eva Fegers    Kerstin Fahr   Yi-Chang Liang

Matthias Maute  Emma Murphy   Ibi Aziz

 Eva Fegers

Eva  Fegers

 Kerstin Fahr

Kerstin Fahr

 Yi Chiang Lang

Yi Chang Liang

The results of the Finals were:

1st Eva Fegers
2nd Yi-Chang Liang
3rd Kerstin Fahr




Last updated January 12, 2018