Established in 1911. Over one hundred years of music, speech, drama and dance.

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Adjudication sheets and certificates will be posted, or hand delivered by volunteers from the Festival Committee, to Sponsors week beginning 17 May 2021.



If you would enjoy a flavour of the 2021 Festival, pop onto the Glasgow Music Festival Facebook page where you will be treated to five wonderful performances from

  • Nathan Lee (piano) – recipient of the Christopher and Maureen Hopkinson Awa
  • Maya Marshall (clarsach) – selected performer for the Hugh S Roberton Memorial Trophy Concert
  • Emily Kemp – winner of Agnes Duncan Trophy for singers aged 13-18
  • Euan Kemp (saxophone) – selected performer for the Ailie Cullen Memorial Prize Concert
  • Joseph McIlree (piano) – recipient of Ailie Cullen Memorial Prize for most outstanding performance of the Festival



Programme 2021

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Trophy and Award Winners 2021

Ailie Cullen Memorial Prize:   Joseph McIlree

Hugh S Roberton Memorial Trophy:    Marie-Liang Ingrand

Agnes Duncan Trophy:    Emily Kemp

Christopher and Maureen Hopkinson Award:    Nathan Lee

East Glasgow Music Festival Certificate:    Robyn Burns

Forbes Morton Memorial Certificate and Award:    Calum Murray

Gary Wallis Memorial Certificate and Award:    Anna Hamilton

Gervase Elwes Memorial Trophy Certificate:    Pamela Moore

Glasgow Music Festival Association Award:    Pamela Moore

Glasgow Music Festival Association Award:    Euan Kemp

Glasgow Orpheus Choir Trust Award:    Marie-Liang Ingrand

Grace Dick Memorial Prize:    Annie Walton

Ian Barrie Certificate for Oratorio:    Junko Eager

Janette Clanahan Memorial Award:    Emily Kemp

Judith Richmond Memorial Certificate:    Emily Kemp

Lillian Campbell Memorial Prize:    Joseph McIlree

St Mungo Challenge Trophy Certificate:    Annie Walton

Soroptimist International Glasgow City Award:    Emily Kemp

Thomas A Kerr Memorial Trophy Certificate:    Pamela Moore

William Findlay Trophy Certificate:    Joseph McIlree



Agnes Duncan “flies the flag” for Scottish Choral Music as Soroptimist International celebrates its Centenary.

We are delighted to learn that Agnes Duncan is one of 100 Inspirational former, and current, Soroptimists who have been chosen to showcase Soroptimist International’s 100th Anniversary celebration project – #WhoIsShe?.


Agnes’s life in choral music started when she was just 10 years old and continued until she was in her 90s. She was a member of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir and her beautiful contralto voice earned her solo performances with all the major contemporary Scottish Choirs.


In 1943, at a time when female conductors were a rarity, and with limited resources, she founded the Scottish Junior Singers Choir which, under her guidance, became recognized as the best Junior Choir in the U.K. and provided choruses for Scottish Opera and the Scottish National Orchestra.


Agnes loved Music Festivals and after retiring from Choral conducting, she concentrated on Adjudicating and was much in demand in this capacity at Festivals and Mods around the U.K. She attended virtually every Glasgow Music Festival from its inception in 1911 until the 1990s, filling roles ranging from performer to Honorary President.


In 1967, she was awarded an M.B.E. for her services to music and in 1992, in recognition of her contribution to the Festivals Movement, she was selected to make a presentation to Her Majesty the Queen on behalf of the British Music Festivals Association.


Agnes was a long-standing member of the Glasgow Central Soroptimist Club (SI Glasgow Central) and,  on her 90th birthday, the Club acknowledged her life-long involvement in the Glasgow Music Festival by presenting the Agnes Duncan Trophy to the Festival. In 2005 SI Glasgow Central merged with other Glasgow Soroptimist Clubs to form SI Glasgow City, which now gifts the Trophy, and a cheque for £100, annually, to the winner of an under 18s vocal soloist competition held on the last night of the Festival. Her name therefore continues to be associated with excellence in singing.


Throughout her life in music, Agnes worked to ensure that singers were the best they could be, very much in keeping with the Mission of Soroptimist International. Her selection as one of the 100 Soroptimists for #WhoIsShe is a recognition of this and the substantial mark she made on British music. Her legacy lives on in the countless young people in whom she inspired a love of music, some of whom later enjoyed successful careers in the field.

Agnes Duncan died aged 97. 


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