West Wight Arts Association Bursary

The West Wight Arts Association has a long tradition of promoting outstanding young classical musicians, who perform at its monthly recitals.

In order to encourage talented local music students, who aspire to such excellence but need financial support to further their studies, a sum has been set aside to provide Bursaries for young Islanders aged between 11 and 21 years.

The next Bursary auditions will be held in the spring of 2019


WWAA 2017 Bursary Awards Review

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West Wight Arts Association Bursary Awards March 19th 2017

Eight talented young classical musicians living on the Island have been given the chance to take a step towards excellence, thanks to the West Wight Arts Association Bursary Scheme, which has now been run for the fourth time.
 
Applications for financial help with buying instruments, paying for exams, or travelling to lessons, were invited from musicians aged between 11 and 18. The candidates were shortlisted, and then asked to perform two contrasting pieces before WWAA Trustees at the Memorial Hall, Freshwater, on Sunday. Outstanding performances were heard on classical guitar, piano, recorder, and violin.
 
The Trustees were greatly impressed by the playing of all the applicants, and the way in which the students talked about their musical experiences and aspirations.
 
The WWAA has a long tradition of encouraging young professional classical musicians, who perform at its monthly recitals.

We aim to encourage talented young music students who aspire to the excellence of the young concert artists who perform for us, but who need some financial support to further their studies
— Judith Hunt
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Thank you so much for having us today. He really enjoyed meeting everyone and is very pleased with his generous award.
— A Mother