Cumbrian Young Musicians
Award and Grants

Supporting young musicians in Cumbria
Registered Charity No. 509677


The winner receives £1000, the runner-up   £500.  The other two finalists each receive £250.  Best Newcomer’s prize of £100. All other competitors each receive £50 toward their expenses.


Awarded to children/young people living in and attending primary/secondary school or college in Cumbria who are keen to participate in musical activities and who can demonstrate financial need.


Music in schools is becoming marginalised. Donate, subscribe or attend our concerts to support our Cumbrian Young Musicians

Keldwyth Award

A musical scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding, young musician
either born or educated in Cumbria.


Keldwyth Grants

Our Grants are for those who wish to participate in group musical activities of any kind, not just classical, but can’t afford to buy or rent the instrument, or to pay membership fees or to travel to the band, choir or orchestra practice. 


Support our society

With the increasing marginalisation of music in schools, support from Donors, Subscribers and Concert-goers is ever more vital for the future of our Cumbrian Young Musicians.


Some past winners

All Past Winners

Myrna is now based in London doing a Masters  at the Guildhall.  She graduated  1st Class Honours from RCS in Glasgow.  Myrna  performs as a soloist, as a  recitalist, and in oratorio and opera. She sings with RCS Voices, Scottish Voices, and was selected for the Genesis Sixteen 2017/18 programme.

Myrna Tennant

2015 winner

Jo completed a BMus (Hons) degree in performance at the RSAMD in Glasgow, and in 2009 was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance with Distinction.  Jo currently holds teaching positions in Edinburgh and is a Senior Musician at Big Noise Raploch, a programme under Sistema Scotland.

Jo Ashcroft

2005 winner

At the age of 14 Leah gained the LRSM Diploma (Distinction) in Piano Solo Performance. She is a winner of numerous competitions including the International Chopin Festival in Poland, the Polyphonica International Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Chetham’s Concerto Competition. 

Leah Nicholson

2017 winner

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