- Pierre Mancinelli, France
- Yuri Blinov, Belarus
- Olexy Emtsov, Ukraine
- Simon Tedeschi, Australia
The schedule of the next competition will be announced
in line with the completion of refurbishment project at Southbank Centre
"Thanks to my First Prize in 1997, I received all the guidance and support needed at a crucial time in my career. It led to prestigious engagements and to a contract with Van Walsum Management, as well as being chosen as a BBC New Generation Artist."
Ashley Wass, 1997