Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Date Started: July 29, 1948
Date Finished: August 14, 1948
There is no known list of entrants for the 1948 music competitions, although it is known that Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and Poland sent a total of 36 entries. However, with few exceptions, only the prize winners are known in each category.
The competition for instrumental and chamber music - described as “Instrumental Compositions for one or more solo instruments (Solos, duets, chamber music, etc.)” - was held for the third time at the Olympics. Unlike the previous two occasions, a prize was actually awarded, although the gold medal was not handed out. Silver went to Canadian John Weinzweig, a noted classical composer in his country. Weinzweig would become a member of the music faculty at the University of Toronto.
|2||John Weinzweig||35||Canada||CAN||Silver||Divertimenti for Solo Flute and Strings|
|3||Sergio Lauricella||27||Italy||ITA||Bronze||Toccata per Pianoforte|
|HM||Jean Coulthard Adams||40||Canada||CAN||Sonata for Oboe and Piano|
|HM||Mario Panunzi||Italy||ITA||Quartetto in Re|
|AC||Harry Somers||22||Canada||CAN||Testament of Youth|