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Vaughan Williams Bursaries

Six prestigious £4000 VW bursaries for postgraduate composers have been announced. The 2021 recipients are (L to R) 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).  

Find out more about the VW Bursaries

Anthony Payne 1936-2021

We are very sad to announce the death of Anthony Payne – a long time adviser to the Trust

Celebrated composer, writer and generous champion of so many young musicians, Tony died just a month after his beloved wife of more than 50 years, the soprano Jane Manning. His “quiet but thoughtful presence in British music always strikes me as a kind of anchorage in sanity, confirming the continuing life of trusted values,” critic Michael White once wrote in The Independent on Sunday.

We will miss him enormously.