New opportunities for emerging cellists

We have joined forces with the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust to support exceptionally talented cellists as they enter the music profession.

The new four-year partnership sees the creation of major postgraduate awards, with additional funding and support available to the recipients after graduation. The awards commemorate Karl Motesiczky (1904-1943, pictured below right), brother of the painter Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (1906-1996). Karl was a gifted cellist who died in Auschwitz.

Our research has highlighted the challenges facing musicians on the cusp of the profession. Every year we support more than 100 top young musicians with the vast costs of postgraduate training.

But we also know that access to funding, advice and support in the first couple of years after conservatoire study are crucially needed to help them on the path to a sustainable professional career.

With the generous support of the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, we will be able to offer three exceptional cellists in the final year of postgraduate study a three-year package of support worth up to £9,000 each. Each Karl Motescizky scholar will identify a mentor to support them after graduation, and they will also benefit from dedicated showcase opportunities.

To find out about more of our opportunities for young artists, visit our Talent Programme pages.

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