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New commissions for RVW150

With characteristic generosity Ralph Vaughan Williams founded the RVW Trust in 1956 to support the work of his fellow composers. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founder we are supporting a diverse series of new works around the country reflecting on or inspired by his ideas and music in 2022-23 .

The new commissions form part of RVW150 – a comprehensive programme of his work, presented throughout the UK and internationally by our sister charity the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust.

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Vaughan Williams Bursaries

Applications for the 2022 VW Bursaries are now closed

Five awards of £4000 will be made towards Masters studies in composition at British universities or conservatoires will be announced in June .

The 2021 recipients were Georgia Denham (University of Cambridge), Oran Johnson (Royal Academy of Music), Philip Rousiamanis (Royal Northern College of Music), Oscar Ridout (Royal College of Music), Xia Leon Sloane (Royal Northern College of Music) and Sam Longbottom (Royal Northern College of Music).  

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