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The Tom Eveson Bursary exists to support the development of young musicians within the City and County of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire, whose opportunities are limited due to financial hardship.

Each year funding is set aside to be awarded annually. Money is raised through charitable donations and a fundraising concert held each Spring. The Tom Eveson Bursary is presented at the Tom Eveson Gala Concert and takes the form of;

  • A single payment of £1000 awarded as The Tom Eveson Bursary  
  • An opportunity to perform at the Tom Eveson Gala Concert 

The inaugural concert took place on Sunday 1st February 2015 and was an enormous success! A special Gala Concert, featuring some of the best of Bristol’s musical youth, in memory of a young musician whose story touched everyone who knew him, this performance has since become an annual celebration of Tom’s life, raising funds to help other young people to further their musical studies. This year’s performance took place on Sunday 29 January 2017 and featured young musicians from ‘Panache’ (The Steel Band of The Castle School, Thornbury) directed by 2016 St George’s Prize for Music winner Gillian Holmes, and 2016 Tom Eveson Bursary recipient Maisie Hayes (Oboe and Voice), alongside special guests, Ivy Arts Youth Theatre, a2 Horn Duo, Amelia Gilmartin (Violin), Richard Crabtree (Viola) and Christopher Northam (Piano).

Details of the current recipient of the Tom Eveson Bursary are listed here, with information about the impact of the award on their music making, details of their musical achievements to date and their plans for the future.

Applications are considered from young musicians aged up to (and including) 25 on the annual closing date, July 31st.

Applications open each year on January 1st and close on July 31st. Applications will be considered from candidates living in the City and County of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire (for those studying away from home, a parent or guardian’s address would be acceptable).

All relevant forms can be accessed below. Alternatively, for more information on how to apply, please email St George’s Education Manager Laura Tanner at laura.tanner@stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

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The St George’s Prize for Music is a sister award to the Tom Eveson Bursary. The prize is intended to recognise and celebrate groups or individuals who make an outstanding contribution to music making within their local community.

Nominations are considered for any individuals or groups working within the City and County of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire who inspire a love of music making amongst people of all ages and backgrounds, for example;

School Ensembles 

Community Ensembles, Bands and Choirs

Music Students/Young Musicians

Music Teachers, Music Leaders and Conductors 

Music Centres

The St George’s Prize for Music is awarded annually at the Tom Eveson Gala Concert and takes the form of support in kind from St George’s Bristol, for example;

  • An opportunity to perform at the Tom Eveson Gala Concert
  • Donated use of the venue for rehearsal purposes
  • An allocation of free tickets for certain St George’s promotions (subject to availability)
  • Opportunities to attend rehearsals and to meet with some of our visiting artists

 Details of the current recipient can be found here, with information about their excellent contribution to music making.

All relevant application forms can be accessed below. Alternatively, for more information on how to apply, please email St George’s Education Manager Laura Tanner at laura.tanner@stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

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The NMSW Young Composers’ Prize is an award offered by one of St George’s partner organisations.

This award gives young composers the opportunity to have their work included in the programme for the annual NMSW season finale at St George’s Bristol. Each year, NMSW will decide on a theme informing both the brief of the competition and that year’s concert programme.  Entries will then be composed in response to said brief and three short-listed pieces will be performed alongside both classic repertoire and specially commissioned new works by some of the UK’s best composers.

For full details of this years competition please click here