Martin Musical Scholarship Fund

The Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, administered by the Philharmonia Orchestra, has given invaluable support to countless young musicians since 1968.

Its anonymous founder and benefactor provided enough money to enable exceptionally talented students to bridge the difficult gap between full-time study and professional status.

MMSF award-winners perform six free pre-concert recitals in Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, and also another six in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall. These recitals are all free, but those at the Purcell Room do require booking, either through the South Bank or the Philharmonia Orchestra Box Office.

Usually over 60 awards are made each year. For gifted musicians, these awards enable them to either continue or complete an essential period of study that, due to financial constraints, may otherwise have been impossible. The culmination of the Fund’s commitment is to offer the opportunity of a recital at the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, which for these talented performers is an inspiring occasion that marks a milestone in their careers.

Many Martin Musical Scholarship Fund award winners have gone on to extremely successful orchestral or solo careers. Alumni include Tasmin Little, Freddy Kempf, Michael Collins, Natalie Clein, Steven Isserlis, Jennifer Pike and Alina Ibragimova. Philharmonia Orchestra players have also been beneficiaries such as current members Byron Fulcher and Mark van de Wiel.

Please note: the deadline for applications will be on Friday 31 January 2014.

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Award Winners, listed below.

Violins / Violas

Mathilde Milwidsky (RAM) Pre/concert Recital / Hurwitz award 
Clara Danchin (RCM) Sidney Perry award
Emily Davis (RAM) Recital / Hurwitz award
Luba Tunnecliffe, Viola (GSMD) Recital / Kay Hurwitz award
Hsien Rose (GSMD) Purcell Room recital; Sidney Perry award
Soh-Yon Kim (RCM) Recital
Marta Kowalczyk (RAM) Purcell Room recital + Paul Conway and Hurwitz award.
Joo Yeon Sir (RCM) Recital
Savitri Grier Recital
Pablo Hernan (GSMD) Pre Concert Recital in Royal Festival Hall; Sidney Perry award

Cello / Bass

Anton Crayton Sidney Perry award
Yuki Ito (RCM) Recital
Jane Lindsay (RCM) Pre Concert recital in RFH
Leander Kippenberg (GSMD) Recital / Sidney Perry award
Anil Umer (RAM) Sidney Perry award
Andrew Vickers, Bass Sidney Perry award
Marina Aldeguer, Bass (GSMD) Sidney Perry award
Giacomo Banella, Bass (GSMD) Sidney Perry award     
James Kenny, Bass (RAM) Sidney Perry award


Yoshio Hamano (RCM) Purcell Room recital
Olga Joergensen (RAM) Sidney Perry award
Dinara Klinton (RCM) Purcell Room recital John E. Mortimer award 
Costanza Principe (RAM) Sidney Perry award
Beatrice Stelzmuller (RAM) Recital / Sidney Perry award
Salih Gevrek (RCM) Purcell Room recital John E. Mortimer award

Woodwind / Brass

Sarah Bennett, Flute (RAM) cash award
Emma Halnan, Flute (RAM) Sidney Perry award
Helena Gourd, Flute (RAM) Pre Concert recital in RFH;  June Alison award
Liam Harman, Clarinet (RCM) Sidney Perry award
Benjamin Mellefont, Clarinet (RCM) Recital
Pedro Merchan Correas, Bassoon (RCM) Sidney Perry award
Todd Gibson-Cornish, Bassoon (RCM) Sidney Perry award    
Paul Bosworth, Trumpet (RAM) Sidney Perry award
Daniel Curzon, Horn (RCM) Sidney Perry award
Finlay Bain, Horn (RCM) Sidney Perry award
Finlay Hume, Trombone (RCM) Sidney Perry award
Emma Bassett, Trombone (RAM) Sidney Perry award
Ross Knight, Tuba (RAM) Sidney Perry award


Rosanna Rolton (RCM) Recital / cash award
Juliana Myslov (RCM) Recital
Glain Dafydd  Pre Concert recital in RFH / cash award

Orchestral Awards

Michael Foyle (RAM) Violin
Eunsely Park (RCM) Violin                                      
Alexander Mitchell (RNCM) Viola

Recitals at the 3 Choirs Festival

Rose Hsien (GSMD) Violin
Svetlana Mochalova (GSMD) Cello
Salih Gevrek (RCM) Piano

Ensemble Award

Isimsiz Piano Trio (GSMD) Purcell Room recital / Charles Henderson award