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Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship

Portrait of Benjamin Britten by Jeffrey Spedding
The Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship supports an exceptional pianist who has been accepted on to the Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music.

Benjamin Britten’s piano compositions form a small part of his astonishing output. Nevertheless, his natural pianistic talents were in no doubt and are well documented. From 1930 to 1933 he studied piano at the RCM under Arthur Benjamin. This Fellowship commemorates his years as a student of the College, and one of its most famous alumni.

The recipient will receive full tuition plus accommodation support during this time. In addition, the recipient will receive private tuition from illustrious soloists where possible and will also have the opportunity to perform recitals through the prestigious RCM Creative Careers Centre. The recipient is asked to present a personal project which they would like to achieve during their year as a Benjamin Britten Piano Fellow. This could be a London recital or a solo piano recording project for example. There may also be an opportunity to take part in a career launch event. 

The Fellowship recipient may be eligible to receive support after their Artist Diploma is completed and the existing holder of the award has the opportunity to be a mentor for the new candidate (if the Fellowship is awarded).

The Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship is awarded by The Philip Loubser Foundation.