RNCM awarded over £500,000 from Leverhulme Trust

The RNCM has been awarded a grant of £520,500 by the Leverhulme Trust through its Arts Scholarships scheme.

This major three-year grant, commencing in September 2022, will support outstanding musicians across the RNCM community – from young people in the Junior RNCM to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Over 130 students will receive a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, enabling them to realise their talent and potential and access music training that might otherwise be out of reach.

Professor Linda Merrick, RNCM Principal said: ‘These scholarships represent a substantial, transformational contribution to the RNCM’s capacity to support exceptional young musicians, at a time when the environment for music study is so challenging. We wish to thank the Trust for its generous and continued support of musicians at the RNCM, and more widely for its significant contribution to performing arts training across the UK.’

Previous Leverhulme Arts Scholars at the RNCM have gone on to shape stellar careers, as a result of their training supported by the Trust; alumni include concert pianist and multiple competition winner Alexander Panfilov, Dane Lam, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of China’s Xi’an Symphony Orchestra and Associate Music Director and Resident Conductor at Opera Queensland, Adam Szabo, CEO of the Manchester Collective and Samantha Clarke, who will debut as Tytania at Grange Festival Opera this summer.

2 July 2021