Harping On

28 Aug 2013

RPS Young Musician, Emily Hoile, on life on the other side of the pond as she enters her final year at the Juilliard School.

The RPS Julius Isserlis Scholarship offers young musicians the unique experience of studying abroad. Many grant winners have gone on to have fantastic careers - not least the very first recipient of the award, pianist Stephen Hough, whose grant assisted his Master's studies at the Juilliard School.

Following in his footsteps is harpist Emily Hoile, who also chose to study at New York's Juilliard School with the help of a £10,000 Julius Isserlis grant in 2011. A second award from this year's Julius Isserlis Scholarship enables her to complete her studies there.

Read her entry on the RPS blogto find out how she's finding life in NYC and the challenges of being a transatlantic harpist.

23 August 2013

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