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Nikola receives Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship

Tuesday 12 September 2017


Award winning pianist Nikola Avramovic has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship awarded by the Royal College of Music. This Fellowship, named after the renowned composer and RCM alumnus, supports an exceptional pianist who has been accepted to the RCM Artist Diploma Course

Nikola, who studies with professors Ian Jones and Ashley Wass, said: ‘I am really honoured and delighted. I feel very lucky to have been chosen for the Fellowship. Receiving it motivates me to make big plans and decisions for the next chapter of my career.’

Recognised as one of Serbia’s most talented young musicians, Nikola twice won the first prize at the EPTA Competition and second prize in the Joan Chissell Schumann Piano Competition. He has been recognised in several prestigious Serbian competitions, including first prize at the Republic Piano Competition and second prize at the International Competition. He has given recitals throughout Europe and performed at various UK festivals.

The Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship is awarded by the Royal College of Music in association with the Philip Loubser Foundation, which supports young talent in dance, music and theatre.  Michael Loubser, Creative Directer of the Foundation, notes that ‘The Fellowship celebrates the achievement of Benjamin Britten as a pianist, and in his name supports an outstanding international talent through the academic year and, after graduation, to a solo career.’

Nikola’s forthcoming engagements include a Recital at Wesley Chapel, Harrogate and performances as a soloist with the Trinity Orchestra of Harrow and the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra at St John’s Smith Square.