In the last twelve months the RVW Trust has awarded almost £200,000 for the support of recent British music. Grants were made to festivals, orchestras, ensembles, opera companies, national organisations, composers, solo performers and recording companies.
Projects have been supported the length and breadth of the United Kingdom: from new contra-bass clarinet works on the Isle of Raasay to an ensemble passionate about bringing contemporary music to Cornwall; and from a children’s opera touring Northern Ireland to a lively festival in East Kent.
Vaughan Williams Bursaries
Congratulations to the five young composers who have been awarded 2019 Vaughan Williams Bursaries for Postgraduate Study.
Each composer receives £4000 towards their Masters studies in composition. From left to right they are Harriet Grainger (Royal College of Music), Thomas Vaughan Jones (Royal Academy of Music), Luciano Williamson (Royal Welsh Academy of Music and Drama), Joanna Ward (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and James Batty (Royal Academy of Music).