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Vaughan Williams Bursaries

Applications are open until 1 May 2021 for our £4000 bursaries for postgraduate study in composition.

The 2020 recipients were (L to R) Sam Loveless (Royal College of Music), Sam Longbottom (Royal Northern College of Music), Isabella Gellis  (Royal Academy of Music), Samuel Pradalie (University of Cambridge) and Electra Perivolaris (Royal Academy of Music).

Find out more about the VW Bursaries

Open Funding

We support the performance, creation and recording of music by professional British composers of current or recent generations (or those entering the profession).

Applications from individuals, ensembles, organisations and recording companies are considered three times per year. The deadline for our next meeting is 1 May 2021.

How to apply

Lord Armstrong of Ilminster 1927-2020

We are sad to announce the death of one of our founding trustees, Lord Armstrong of Ilminster on 3 April 2020 at the age of 93.

Probably best known as an eminent civil servant, he was private secretary to three Prime Ministers and Cabinet Secretary from 1979-1987, Robert Armstrong was also a true music lover and one of our last direct links to our founder Ralph Vaughan Williams who he first met in 1951 and knew well.

He served as a Trustee of the RVWT from its inception in 1956 and throughout that time offered sage and generous counsel. We will miss him enormously.