2015 RPS Instrument Purchase Grant recipient
Danuta Wieczorek was born in 1995, in Tallinn, Estonia. She started her musical education in Poland at the age of 11 and only two years later she moved to Scotland and started studying at St. Mary's Music School in Edinburgh where she has been taught by both: Patricia Hair and Ruth Beauchamp.
In the past, she's taken a part in several recitals and concerts, featuring solo, chamber music and orchestral works, and she's been a winner and a runner up of several recitals of the Edinburgh Festival. Last year she was also a finalist and the winner of the Edinburgh Festival Concerto Competition.
In 2014 Danuta started her studies as a scholarship student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she has been taught by Aleksei Kiseliov and David Watkin. In the nearest future she hopes to achieve best results in her musical studies and become a professional musician.
The 2015 Instrument Purchase Grants were funded by the RPS Young Musicians Programme with kind support from: the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation; the ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, the Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation; the Mercers’ Company; the Andor Charitable Trust; the Kirby Laing Foundation; and individual donors.
Ricardo Castro: International pianist who established a flourishing youth music programme in Bahià, Brazil. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.