RNCM Musicians Win Inaugural Award

Recent RNCM alumnus Alastair Penman and International Artist Diploma cellist Mikhail Nemtsov have both been selected for a City Music Foundation Inaugural Award.

Established to aid young aspiring musicians at the start of their professional careers, the City Music Foundation supports soloists and small groups across the genres of classical, jazz and world music.

Over 50 nominations from UK conservatoires, arts organisations and venues were received, with six soloists and two groups being chosen by a panel of artists and music industry experts.

‘The City Music Foundation has been set up to support professional musicians during the transition period between education and career – arguably the most challenging time in a musician’s life – through performance opportunities and mentoring,’ explained Managing Director Lizzie Allen.

‘The quality of the applicants for the inaugural awards was high, which made judging challenging, if very enjoyable. We are delighted to be awarding such a talented and eclectic group of musicians. We look forward to helping them build what I’m sure will be very successful careers in music.’

Saxophonist Alastair, who graduated earlier this year, and Mikhail will now perform at the City Music Foundation Showcase Concert at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Milton Court Concert Hall on 17 October.

30 August 2013