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Carne Trust Junior Fellowship

Ana Dunne-Sequi, Carne Trust Junior Fellow
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 is held for 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.

2022-23 Applications

This Junior Fellowship is not available for 2022-23.

Current Carne Trust Junior Fellow

Ana Dunne-Sequi, viola

Spanish violist Ana Dunne Sequi studies at the Royal College of Music with professor Nathan Braude as an ABRSM Scholar. In 2019 she finished her undergraduate studies at the RCM after studying with professor Yuri Zhislin and professor Nathan Braude. She has received several awards in solo and chamber music competitions, and has benefited from masterclasses with Maxim Rysanov, Tabea Zimmermann, Lars Anders Tomter, Garth Knox, Lawrence Power and Antonello Farulli. She is currently a guest player of the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and performs regularly with the RCM Symphony Orchestra, working with renowned conductors the likes of Sir Antonio Pappano or Thomas Hengelbrock. Ana also worked with the late Bernard Haitink. She was selected for the English National Opera Evolve Scheme 2018-2019, and more recently she has been selected for the BBC Symphony Orchestra Scheme 2020-2021. Ana has joined the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) as a member in 2021.

As a soloist, she has performed Mark Anthony Turnage’s 'On Opened Ground' Viola concerto alongside the RCM Symphony Orchestra. Ana is a keen chamber musician, she is a founder member of the award winning Artha String Quartet, having performed in venues and festivals such as Wigmore Hall, Chipping Campden and Musethica. At the RCM, she has performed Mendelssonh’s string octet alongside Maxim Vengerov.

In the field of Historical Performance, she is currently studying with professor Pablo de Pedro Cano and professor Jane Rogers, and has appeared in festivals such as Tilford Bach Festival and London Handel Festival, as well as part of the Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble - one of the leading orchestras working in the field of historically informed performance on period instruments.

She has been a member of Talent Unlimited since 2019.