The National Opera Studio each year selects around 12 outstanding singers and 4 repetiteurs from around the world, providing them with intensive professional coaching prior to their entry into the commercial operatic world. The Trust is pleased to provide an annual £5,000 bursary to two of this select group.
At Trinity Laban, a Junior Fellowship for Solo Performer is awarded each year. The award, worth £6,000 and funded by the Carne Trust, provides an opportunity for an outstanding graduate musician to enjoy enhanced personal development within a college environment during their transition to the commercial world. Selection is by panel audition. Recent winners have included Claire Wickes, now principal flute at English National Opera.