|Date||29 July – 14 August 1948|
|Location||Victoria & Albert Museum, London|
|Participants||6 from 3 countries|
|Judge||Eric de Normann||GBR|
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.
|Pos||Cat Nr||Artist(s)||NOC||Translated Title||Original Title||Title in Olympic Report or Catalogue|
|2||–||John Weinzweig||CAN||Divertimento No 1 for Solo Flute and Strings||Divertimento No 1 for Solo Flute and Strings||–||Silver|
|3||–||Sergio Lauricella||ITA||Toccata for piano||Toccata per Pianoforte||–||Bronze|
|HM||–||Jean Coulthard Adams||CAN||Sonata for Oboe and Piano||Sonata for Oboe and Piano||–|
|HM||–||Mario Panunzi||ITA||Quartett in D||Quartetto in Re||–|
|AC||–||Harry Somers||CAN||Testament of Youth||Testament of Youth||–|
|AC||–||James C. Flynn||IRL||Rowing Rythm (Waltz, Piano Solo)||Rowing Rythm (Waltz, Piano Solo)||–|