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.
Current Carne Trust Junior Fellow
Apolline Khou, harpsichord
Born in France, Apolline Khou is a harpsichordist and pianist who recently graduated from the Royal College of Music of London with a Master of Performance degree, studying with Robert Woolley and Kathron Sturrock.
As a soloist, continuo player, or chamber musician, Apolline has performed at venues such as the Musée des Archives Nationales in Paris, the Château de Maintenon, the London Early Music Festival, Trinity College in Cambridge, Raynham Hall, and Hatchlands Park's house. She was also invited by the LGT Young Soloists to record at Abbey Road studios, and she appeared on BBC TV, presenting the newly re-opened Museum of the Royal College of Music.
In December 2021, she gave a solo performance for HRH the Prince of Wales on an original Kirkman harpsichord from 1773 in the RCM Museum, playing an English piece from the RCM manuscripts collection.
In 2017, she was awarded the Debussy prize at the International piano competition of Ile de France. Holder of the French Diplôme d'Etat in pedagogy, she has been a piano teacher in several French conservatories.
She is supported by the Safran Foundation, Soroptimist club, and she was a Linda Hill scholar supported by the Charles Colt scholarship during her studies at the Royal College of Music.