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

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

Cello / Bass

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


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

Woodwind / Brass

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


Rolton Rosanna (RCM) Recital / cash award
Myslov Juliana (RCM) Recital
Dafydd Glain Paris 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