The Carne Trust Junior Fellow receives an award that makes a substantial contribution to their course fees and living costs. Holders of this award are considered members of the team of junior fellows and will be expected to participate fully in RCM life.
The Carne Trust Junior Fellowship is only available to students on the Artist Diploma (ArtDip) in Performance programme and cannot be held for more than one year.
All fellows are expected to develop musical and communication skills by undertaking further intensive study, working with students internally and doing all they can to raise the profile of the RCM externally. They play a full and active part in the musical life of the RCM as well as functioning as RCM ambassadors. They have full use of the RCM Library with its wealth of material and work in close contact with the Creative Careers Centre, the RCM’s centre for professional skills and publicity services.
Current Carne Trust Junior Fellow
Danilo Mascetti, piano
Danilo Mascetti is an Italian pianist, currently holding the Carne Trust Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music of London. He regularly performs as soloist all over Europe, with orchestras such us Pomeriggi Musicali, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Symphonic State Orchestra of Craiova.
Since 2014 he has performed in China and Japan, debuted in London, Prague, Rome, USA and North Africa, with orchestras such as the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, the Nova Amadeus orchestra, the NYCA Symphony Orchestra, performing for Kyoto International Music Students Festival, Aspect Foundation for Music and Arts, New York Concert Artists. During recent seasons he has performed in Russia, Romania, Czech Republic, Italy and England, with orchestras such Arte Solidale Festival (ASF) Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Králové. In 2018 he toured with the program 'Mozart in Italia' with the violinist Flora Fontanelli and during spring 2019 he plays with UniMilanoB Orchestra, Philarmonic Orchestra of Bacau, RCM Chamber Orchestra and again with the ASF Orchestra.
He studied with Vincenzo Balzani, Natalia Trull and Vsevolod Dvorkin, and he is currently a student of Vanessa Latarche and Gordon Fergus-Thompson. He gained international reputation becoming laureate of competitions as 'Princesse Lalla Meryem' in Rabat, 'Gyorgios Thymis' in Greece, 'Chopin' in Rome, 'Pianotalents', 'Ettore Pozzoli' in Seregno, 'Franz Liszt' in Grottamare. During his studies he was supported by the Ann Driver Trust, the Music Talks Award, the INPDAD Italian awards. Involved from an early age with his parents and his family in the care of foster children, Danilo Mascetti has worked since 2015 with non-profit organizations of Lombardy becoming co-founder and Artistic Director of Arte Solidale Festival (Lake Como). All the proceeds from this festival go to help minors in need.
Shortlisting and interviews
Shortlisting for junior fellowships will take place once the RCM’s audition process is complete, which is usually in February. Only students offered a place on the Artist Diploma in Performance will be considered.
Should you be invited to interview, you will be required to bring original documentation (visa, passport or leave to remain in the UK) confirming that you have permission to be in the UK.
In your interview you will be required to:
- Meet and talk with a panel
- Discuss the contents of your portfolio and your achievements to date
- Expand on any of the information in your portfolio in light of developments since applying
- Discuss experience and career plans and suggest ways in which you would like to contribute to the work of the RCM
Results will be conveyed as soon as possible after the interviews have taken place.
If you are expected to perform on the day of the interview, you will be notified in advance.
Interviews will be held at the Royal College of Music in London.
Getting to the Royal College of Music
Conditions for successful applicants
As Carne Trust Fellow you will be expected to:
- Include reference to the award in your CV and in any biographical notes accompanying appearances
- Produce a short written report on activities undertaken to date by the end of each term
- Keep trustees and sponsors informed on a regular basis of opportunities to attend performances or events in which you are involved