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.

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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 Young Artist Showcase/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 Young Artist Showcase/Tom Eveson Gala Concert

This year’s performance took place on Tuesday 5 February and featured young musicians from 2018 St George’s Bristol Prize for Music winners Bath Strings Academy, and the 2018 Tom Eveson Bursary recipient, alongside young musicians from Churchill Academy & Sixth Form and Bristol Cathedral Choir School.

Details of the current recipient(s) 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. Please note the annual closing date of 31 July has now been extended to 23 August 2019

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 found here. Alternatively, for more information on how to apply, please email St George’s Bristol’s Learning & Participation Team at education@stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

The St George’s Bristol Prize for Music

The St George’s Bristol 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 Bristol Prize for Music is awarded annually at the Young Artist Showcase/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 Young Artist Showcase/Tom Eveson Gala Concert
  • Free tickets for certain St George’s Bristol promotions (subject to availability)
  • Opportunities to attend rehearsals and meet visiting artists

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

All relevant forms can found here. Alternatively, for more information on how to apply, please email St George’s Bristol’s Learning & Participation Team at education@stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

The NMSW Young Composers’ Prize

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