Bursary to fund masterclasses

Ledbury Reporter: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          (6082537) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA (6082537)

EIGHTEEN-year-old violinist, Dayna Townsend has won this year’s Hereford Police Male Choir’s £850 Young Musician’s Bursary, sponsored by the Beckett Bulmer Fund and established eight years ago to help young musicians develop their careers.

Dayna, a pupil at Worcester Sixth Form College has won a scholarship to study music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She is Leader of Worcestershire Youth Orchestra and a member of the National Youth Orchestra. She plans to use her bursary to pay for violin masterclasses.

The other finalists were India George, cello; Laurence John, organ; James Mattie, guitar; Hattie Butterworth, cello; Raye Harry, violin; Sam Saunders, singer; Sian Haines, soprano.

Alison Houlbrooke, musical director of the choir, said: “We had the privilege of listening to eight very talented young musicians, each worthy of the bursary. Dayna was an exceptional candidate and has a great future ahead of her.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree