Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to postgraduate clarinettist Antonio Perez-Barrera, winner of a Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Award.

The annual competition, which focuses on a different instrument discipline each year, provides performance opportunities, valuable international profile and financial assistance to talented music students throughout Europe.

This year’s competition took place at the RNCM earlier this month and attracted students from all over the UK. Three winners were selected by a panel of judges comprising Heather Nicoll, Andrew Dunn and Nick Thompson, Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Trinity Laban and RNCM respectively. Each winner will receive €2000 to be used for the advancement of their studies plus important recognition of their talent thanks to the international profile of the scheme.

Launched in 1989, the scheme to date has provided over 1000 scholarships amounting to in excess of €1 million with awarded monies being dedicated to advancement of studies and career prospects. Scholarships rotate between brass, woodwind, piano, strings, percussion and vocal and the programme is open to UK and Republic of Ireland students not older than 25 at the time of the application, currently studying on a full-time music course at a higher education institution.

13 April 2018