Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

Name an AYM Award

When you attach your name, the name of a loved one or the name of your company to an AYM Award, you’re associated with giving wonderful music to the world. If you would like to set up an annual Award to support a genre, instrument, region, organisation or in honour of an individual, we can help you find the best way to arrange the support of a young musician. Here are some of the Awards that have been established by individuals or by their families:

The Chris Isaac Award for Jazz Piano

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John Lewis Partnership Awards for Innovation

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The Diana Toeman Award for Woodwind

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The Simon Richards Award for young violins

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The Henry McKenzie Johnston Awards

These Awards were launched in 2016 and are funded by AYM Guardian Angels Stephanie and Marek Kulesza. They have endowed this Award for the best young musicians in Scotland and for AYM projects in Scotland in honour of Stephanie's Scottish parentage and especially her father's family from whom she inherited her deep love of music.

The Cheryl King (Hirst) Award

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The Rose Walker Award for Woodwind

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The Alfred Gundry Piano Award

Established in 2017, in the memory of Alfred Gundry, this Award will benefit a talented young pianist based in East London.

The Viola Bent Award

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AYM-Milapfest fellowship Awards for Indian Music

In partnership with Milapfest, AYM presents up to six fellowship Awards to young musicians studying Indian Music.

The Richard Toeman Memorial Award for Young Pianists

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The Joan Scrutton Music Trust Award

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The Edith Hemingway Memorial Award

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Des Simmons Award for Guitar

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The Ashford Award

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The Helen Sibthorpe Award

The Helen Sibthorpe Award 
is supported by the Promenaders’ Musical Charities in memory of Helen Sibthorpe, a former Trustee of the organisation.

The Surrey Young Musicians of the year Award

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The Billie Wyner Award for Piano

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The Norman Worrall Memorial Prize

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