We know what it’s like: that looming pressure to find your path and make an impression once you’re at college, and doubly so once you leave. Here are some of the ways we can help musicians in your shoes:


Our renowned Instrument Purchase Grants provide funding - grants, not loans - for young musicians in their first year at music college to help them buy an instrument suitable for their professional training. Applications are made via your music college and usually open round the start of each new calendar year.


Our longstanding Julius Isserlis Scholarship provides funding to help young instrumentalists fulfil their dreams of studying overseas.


  • The Emily Anderson Violin Prize is for outstanding young violinists and annually offers one individual a cash prize to help them further their studies or career.
  • Annually the Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award presents a significant cash prize to an outstanding young chamber group to help further their progress.
  • The Philip Jones Brass Prize is for an outstanding individual brass player or brass ensemble of up to 5 players, offering a cash prize to help further their studies or career.
  • Since 2022, we have taken on management of the longstanding Gerald Moore Award presented biennially to exceptional piano accompanists.

We are also pleased to to play a part in supporting the organisers of the triennial Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition (PJIBEC).

We also have an association with the Eric Thompson Trust which offers different funding opportunities for professional organists.

From 2013-19, we were pleased to present the Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize for a string group on behalf of the Frost Music Trust, although they are unable to continue their support for this prize at this time.