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Yamaha Music now seeking applicants for its clarinet scholarship

Laura  Barnes
Yamaha Music now seeking applicants for its clarinet scholarship

Yamaha Music has announced details of its 2018 Yamaha Music Foundation Scholarship programme and is now seeking applications from Clarinet students in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Launched in 1989, these prestigious international awards provide performance opportunities, valuable international profile and financial assistance to talented music students throughout Europe.

The Scholarship scheme to date has provided over 1,000 scholarships amounting to in excess of €1 million since its inception with awarded monies being dedicated to advancement of studies and career prospects.  

Each year the scholarships rotate between Brass, Woodwind, Piano, Strings, Percussion and Vocal and the programme is open to UK and Republic of Ireland students no older than 25 at the time of the application, currently studying on a full-time music course at a higher education institution. 
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The scholarships have an international reputation for showcasing the finest new classical music talent and boast internationally renowned alumni now enjoying successful international careers.

Previous winners have been saxophonist Amy Dickson, euphonium player David Childs and pianist Eduard Kunz.

Each Scholarship has a value of €2,000. Four will be awarded (three in the UK and one in the Republic of Ireland).

Candidates are required to submit unedited recordings of two contrasting works, from which the finalists will be selected. The UK finalists will be invited to perform at the Royal Northern College of Music on 21st February 2018. The Ireland final will also be in February 2018.

The closing date for entries is 30th November.

For more information and to apply, visit

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