Students should consult websites and literature produced by the individual funding organisations for complete and up-to-date information & for relevant application forms.
THE STEPHEN BELL CHARITABLE TRUST
The trust helps violinists, violists, and cellists studying at Postgraduate level at the UK conservatoires. Grants can amount to £3,000 and all application information can be found on the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust website.
ESTA NANNIE JAMIESON NUTSHELL FUND (European String Teachers Association)
Modest bursaries are awarded annually for students and teachers of string instruments (ESTA members) for help attending teaching workshops, conferences and teaching courses. Applicants must be over the age of 18.
Contact: Judith Cooper. Telephone: 0845 241 2198
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://estastrings.org.uk/bursaries/nannie-jamieson-nutshell-fund/
DULCE HAIGH MARSHALL TRUST
Grants for financial help to string players resident in Devon, including help towards tuition costs and the purchase of an instrument. Age limit 25.
Details: The Secretary, Heathercoombe, Inner Ting Tong, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7AP
Email: email@example.com Website: http://dulcehaighmarshalltrust.com/
PHILHARMONIA MMSF INSTRUMENTAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
The Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, administered by the Philharmonia Orchestra, has given invaluable support to countless young musicians since 1968. Its anonymous founder and benefactor provided enough money to enable exceptionally talented students to bridge the difficult gap between full-time study and professional status.
Many Martin Musical Scholarship Fund award winners have gone on to extremely successful orchestral or solo careers. Alumni include Benjamin Baker, Alison Balsom, Natalie Clein, Michael Collins, Alina Ibragimova, Steven Isserlis, Freddy Kempf, Tasmin Little, Jennifer Pike, Laurence Power, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian. Philharmonia Orchestra players have also been beneficiaries such as current members Byron Fulcher and Mark van de Wiel.
With the support of its donors and after an extensive review, the Philharmonia Orchestra has re-designed the scheme to form the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme. This is a more enhanced offer for young musicians, supporting those instrumentalists who are specifically seeking an orchestral career and connecting them to the wider life of the Philharmonia and the expertise within its membership.
WIGMORE HALL INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION
This competition, first launched in 1979 and held every three years, boasts some of the finest string quartets in the world. The competition has consistently attracted the best young quartets and Wigmore Hall offers both performance and career development opportunities to competition winners. The upper age limit for quartet members is 36 or under on 5th April 2022. Further details at https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/string-quartet-competition/wigmore-hall-international-string-quartet-competition
The closing date is 21st October 2021.
YEHUDI MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
Competition open to young violinists of any nationality under the age of 22.
LIONEL TERTIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION & WORKSHOP
This competition is open to violists of any nationality who are under the age of 30 on the closing date. A competition entry form is available on the Erin Arts Centre website.
Contact: The Lionel Tertis Secretariat. Address: Erin Arts Centre, Victoria Square, Port Erin, Isle of Man, British Isles, IM9 6LD. Telephone: 01624 835858
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.erinartscentre.com
Please inform the Trust of any mistakes or omissions by email to email@example.com