Winners

Maksim Shtshura (2013)

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Maksim Stsura (Shtshura) was born in Estonia and began the piano at the age of six. He is currently studying at the Royal College of

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Yulia Chaplina (2012)

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Born in 1987 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Yulia gave her debut performance aged 7, performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor with the Rostov State Symphony

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Frederique Legrand (2011)

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Frederique started playing the piano at the age of 3. After completing her diploma at the Valenciennes conservatoire, she began to study the cello with David

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Jianing Kong (2010)

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Chinese Pianist Jianing Kong began taking piano lessons at the age of 4, making his firstpublic appearance at the age of 6. In 1998, Jianing

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Charlotte Bray (2010)

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Born in Britain in 1982, Charlotte Bray studied with Joe Cutler at Birmingham Conservatoire and Mark-Anthony Turnage at the Royal College of Music. Winner of

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Konstantin Lapshin (2009)

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Anna Cashell (2006)

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Anna began her musical studies in Ireland before training at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music in London. Whilst at the College she

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Gabriella Swallow (2005)

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Belfast-born cellist Gabriella Swallow commenced her musical studies at Chethams’ School of Music. In 1999 she was awarded an ABRSM Scholarship to study cello at

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Ruth Palmer (2004)

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  Described as “the most distinctive violinist of her generation” by Anna Picard in the Independent on Sunday, Ruth Palmer won a Classical BRIT award for

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Elizabeth Cooney (2003)

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Alba Ventura (2002)

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  Born in Barcelona, Alba Ventura made her debut as a concert soloist at the age of thirteen performing with the Cadaques Orchestra under Sir

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Rachel Nicholls (2001)

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Soprano Rachel Nicholls made her début at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden in 2001, after training at the Royal College of Music where she was

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Alexandra Wood (2000)

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Alexandra Wood, “a talent to watch” (The Strad), has won major prizes at International Violin Competitions including Wieniawski, Tibor Varga, Lipizer and Yampolsky. Alexandra graduated

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Damian Thantrey (1999)

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Sarah Thurlow (1998)

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Sarah Thurlow held the Mills Williams Junior Fellowship at the RCM in 1998-1999. She was born in Bromley in Kent and studied at the RCM

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Alexander Taylor (1997)

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It was a great privilege to be one of the first holders of the Mills Williams Junior Fellowship. Receiving the award came at a crucial time as

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