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2 new artists join Tillett Young Musicians

roberto ruisi colour croppedTwo new artists have been selected to join the Tillett young musicians scheme in 2019.  These are violinist Roberto Ruisi and cellist Toby White.

22 year old Roberto Ruisi is currently in his first year of PG study at the Royal College.     A past leader of the National Youth Orchestra (a post he held for 3 years) he was a string finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014  as well as winner of the Eastbourne Young Soloist Competition.  He has been described by renowned conductor Vasily Petrenko as ‘one of the leading British violinists of the future’.

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Cellist Toby White is currently on the Artist Diploma course at GSMD where he is coached by Louise Hopkins.  A pupil at Wells Cathedral School, he is the currently holder of the Help Musicians UK Motesiczky Scholarship.  His has also received support from the Fleming and Musicians Company award schemes and the Harriet Cohen Memorial Trust scholarship.  He is the cellist of the Jubilee String Quartet

For full biographies visit the Artists page of this website Current & Previous Award Winners


Triumphant Wigmore recital

Pianist GEORGE TODICA and the MAGNARD WIND ENSEMBLE gave a fabulous concert before a large and enthusiastic audience at Wigmore Hall on Monday 29 October.  Their programme included works by Leo Geyer, Bach, Enescu, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Granados, Ligeti and Paul Patterson.  They played as their final work an arrangement of Fauré’s Berceuse from his Dolly Suite, arranged for wind quintet and piano by Joseph Shiner.

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YOUNG ARTISTS’ PLATFORM @ Wigmore Hall, London 29th October 2018, info: picture by Robert Piwko /

YAP Artists selected for 2018

Four exciting young artists were selected at the recent YAP auditions to join the scheme in the coming year.  This will be showcased in one of central London prestigious halls as well as a series of concert dates for promoters around the UK.

The four artists chosen were Manu Brazo saxophone; Sirius Chau flute; Maria Gîlicel violin; Michael Matthews guitar.   2018 ARTISTS