Scholarships / Awards

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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 £7,500 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 and the current holder is composer/conductor Jack Sheen.

At the Royal College of Music, the Trust now offers a one year Junior Fellowship for an individual on the prestigious Artist Diploma in Performance. The award is worth £15,000 covering fees and living costs. The current holder is Italian pianist Danilo Mascati.

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama offers a one year MA course in Opera Directing. The Trust provides bursaries worth £7,500 to each of the two participants on this course.