Current Recipients

In June 2018, the RPS Young Musicians Programme awarded £22,500 to 16 students from eight colleges around the UK.

RPS Instrument Purchase Grants 2018

Archie Auger - Bassoon
Tyrel Charles-Murphy - Cymbal Set
Fresca David - Bb Clarinet
Ken Fairbrother - Violin bow
Carmen Farfan - Guitar
Connor Gingell - Tuba
Louise Hayden - Bassoon
Alexander Henshaw - Percussion
Chloe Hillman - Alto Saxophone
Jessica Hughes - Harp
William King - Trombone
Ashby Mayes - Bassoon
Samuel Middleton - French Horn
Jessica Muir - Violin
Samuel Ng - Cello
Abigail Pettican - Bb Clarinet
Isabella Ann Pincombe - Oboe
Megan Swift - Flute
William Whitehouse - Tuba

The Instrument Purchase Grants were funded by the RPS Young Musicians Programme with kind support from: Allianz Musical Insurance, Andor Charitable Trust, the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation; Kirby Laing Foundation; Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation; The Thistle Trust; donors of the RPS Annual Appeal and individual donors.

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