Julian Bream Trust Scholarships

The JULIAN BREAM TRUST provides scholarships for exceptionally gifted students of either the classical guitar or lute at the following UK institutions:

  • The Royal Academy of Music
  • The Royal College of Music
  • The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

The selection and subsequent nomination of suitable candidates for JBT Scholarships will be carried out by each of the above institutions in accordance with its normal auditioning procedures and criteria.

Julian Bream Trust Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of musical merit and may cover the full cost of tuition fees at the rate set by the relevant institution for Home/European students.

Applicants for the Senior Awards may be of any nationality, but must be under 20 years of age at the date of enrolment for undergraduate programmes and under 26 years of age at the date of enrolment for postgraduate programmes.

Applicants for the Junior Awards may be of any nationality, but must be of school age and resident in the United Kingdom.

For further details applicants should contact the relevant conservatoire. No direct application should be made to the Julian Bream Trust.

Julian Bream Trust Commissions of New Works

The JULIAN BREAM TRUST commissions new works by invitation only. No direct application should be made to the Julian Bream Trust.

Works commissioned

 

  • Sonata No 5: Ars Combinatoria (2013) by Leo Brouwer
    World premiere 4th December 2014 at St John’s, Smith Square, London, performed by Andrey Lebedev

 

  • Construction with Guitar Player: Beyond the White Hand (2013) by Sir Harrison Birtwistle
    World premiere 4th December 2014 at St John’s, Smith Square, London, performed by Andrey Lebedev

 

  • Catalan Peasant with Guitar (2015) by Julian Anderson
    World premiere 21st November 2015 at the Wigmore Hall, London,  performed by Laura Snowden

 

  • Sonata No 2 for solo guitar (2017) by Ollie Mustonen

World premier 21st November 2017 at Wigmore Hall, London, to be performed by Laura Snowden