RPS Instrument Purchase Grant 2020 | £700 towards a flute
Flautist Jake Lent is a current second year undergraduate studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the section principal of the Welsh National Opera Jonathan Burgess. Jake grew up in the Lincolnshire town of Cleethorpes where he played with his local music service from which he received 3 scholarships including an extended gold scholarship, allowing him to perform as a soloist in concert. From this he went on to win the Lincolnshire Young Musician of the Year in 2018 as well as prizes from the Cleethorpes word and music festival. He joined the Lincolnshire Youth County Orchestra in 2018 and went with them to Germany on tour in 2019.
He is currently receiving an annual scholarship from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to aid toward his studies. Since attending university, he has had the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of musicians and develop his interests in contemporary music and orchestral repertoire.