Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

Do you know a talented young instrumentalist who needs help with musical costs? They may be eligible to apply for up to £2,000.

We believe that all talented young people deserve the chance to progress in their music making. That’s why we’re awarding up to £100,000 in grants to exceptional young instrumentalists in need of support.

We are inviting applications from young instrumentalists, playing any musical genre, to join our 2018 Awards programme. Award winners will receive flexible funding towards musical costs (e.g. tuition, instrument costs, travel etc.) plus individual support.  This may comprise mentoring, workshops with professional musicians, the chance to observe professional orchestras and other ensembles in rehearsal, free tickets to concerts and performance opportunities.

Our Awards programme is means-tested: our key criteria are musical talent and financial need. Whatever genre the young musician studies, they can evidence their ability in a number of ways; it is not essential to have taken formal exams.

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