The Australian Music Foundation has announced that 11 young musicians have received grants at this year’s finals competition. Since 1975, the UK-based foundation has supported more than 200 young musicians in their studies overseas, with past recipients including baritone Peter Coleman-Wright, pianist Jayson Gillham, soprano Lauren Fagan and violinist Emily Sun. Led by UK Chairman Yvonne Kenny, the trustees strive to assist young Australians in accessing the finest music colleges in Europe and America.
Award recipients. Photo supplied
“We are delighted to be able to support so many brilliant young Australian musicians in their studies overseas, as they work towards becoming the professional musicians of the future. The standard of applicants this year was higher than ever and with the financial demands of international fees and living expenses, they need our support to help them achieve their goals,” said Kenny.
Three musicians have received named awards this year. Clarinettist Magdalenna Krstevska received the AMF Nora Goodridge Developing Artist Award, which will support her studies at the Royal College of Music as she embarks on a two-year Master of Performance course. Krstevska hopes that her time in London will see her participate in international competitions...