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Yamaha Scholarship Success

Thursday 20 February 2014


We are delighted to announce that RCM pianists Dinara Klinton and Pavel Kolesnikov have triumphed at the 2014 Yamaha Scholarship awards.

Dinara and Pavel were awarded two of the three £2,000 Yamaha Scholarship awards in the competition’s Final, which took place at the Royal Academy of Music on Wednesday 19 February. The third was awarded to a pianist from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Dinara Klinton also won the Concerto Prize, giving her the opportunity to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto no 5 with the Milton Keynes City Orchestra in May. 

A total of ten students from the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland were selected to compete for this year’s Yamaha Scholarship awards. Each pianist performed a recital in front of a jury consisting of all of the Heads of Keyboard from the five conservatoires, who abstained from voting for pianists from their own institution.

The Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe is a charity dedicated to supporting talented music students in Europe. Their scholarship programme – which celebrates its 25th year in 2014 – selects award winners from 29 countries according to their current musical ability and demonstrated future potential, with the rewarded discipline changing every year.