Vaughan Williams Bursaries

Applications for the 2019 Vaughan Williams Bursaries for post-graduate composition study are now open.

2018 Bursaries were awarded to:

New Administrator

In September 2018 we were delighted to welcome Rosie Johnson as our new Administrator and Secretary to the Trust. Rosie joins us from the Royal Philharmonic Society where she was Executive Director for 20 years.

Sir John Manduell

We were very sad to report the death of Sir John Manduell on 25 October 2017 at the age of 89. Sir John, a Trustee of the RVW Trust from 1998 until his retirement earlier this year, was Head of the BBC Music Programme from 1964-68, Founding Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music, and Director of Cheltenham Music Festival (1969-1994). A commemoration of Sir John's life will be held in Manchester in April 2019.