The Royal Philharmonic Society’s (RPS) Julius Isserlis Scholarship is now open for applications, offering up to £30,000 to study abroad for one or two years.
According to the RPS, the initiative is open to all classical instrumentalists of any nationality aged 15-25 who are permanent UK residents.
Applications are selected for audition. Auditioned candidates will be expected to prepare a recital programme of 45’ duration as well as give an outline of their proposed course of study abroad and two references.
Applications must be made on the official form which can be downloaded below. Applicants will have to submit a recording of their playing and a fee of £30 for non-RPS members or £15 for RPS members is payable.
Previous recipients include Rebecca Burch, who travelled to Dagaare, Ghana to pursue percussion, and harpist Emily Hoile, who travelled to New York to further her musical development.
Visit the RPS website to find out more.
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