The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in partnership with their industry sponsors held a series of scholarship live finals last week in which more than £30,000 of course places on their renowned Higher Diploma were awarded.
Each finalist in guitar, bass, drums and vocals had an interview with a panel of judges consisting of representatives of the industry sponsors and Institute tutors, followed by a five minute live performance with their fellow finalists and guests in the audience.
The guitar scholarship winner, which is sponsored by Yamaha and Total Guitar, was Claudio Pereira de Almeida who impressed with his stylistic versatility and his commitment to the study of his instrument and his musicianship. In the bass scholarship sponsored by Ernie Ball Music Man and Bass Guitar Magazine the winner was Ellen O’Reilly who impressed the judges not just with her playing but in her attitude to her pursuit of a career in music. The Mapex and Drummer Magazine scholarship went to Eric Gyingy, a musician who showed confidence on the kit while still displaying an abundance of potential and an awareness of where he needs to improve. The vocal scholarship was awarded to Magda Fouad, selected by Shure and R&R World for her versatility, her energy, her performance and her strength of character.
The Institute and their partners would like to thank all who entered the scholarship this year; the level was high indicating the strength in depth of talent looking to pursue their studies at one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music.
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