Over the past 28 years, The Keldwyth Award has provided a discerning competition stage with experienced adjudicators and cash awards at stake to help support the development of many young musicians from Cumbria. Some of the past winners have been in touch to let us know where they are now.
27th Keldwyth Award winner, Magdalena Loth-Hill spoke very eloquently at the 28th final evening about how the Keldwyth Award had helped her over the past year.
“Last year I was fortunate enough to win the Keldwyth Award. I was very grateful indeed for the financial help and you’d probably like to know how I spent it. Well firstly, I bought a violin case. My previous case was in a very sorry state, and with the award I was able to buy a really good quality replacement which is supposed to be one of the best on the market, and should last me a long time! Thanks to the award I was also able to attend a music course in Assisi in late July in which I played as a member of a chamber orchestra for a series of conducting masterclasses held by Robin O’Neill. I have just completed my first year at Music College in London and the remainder of the award money has been extremely useful in supporting my studies especially as London is such an expensive place to live. So I’d like to thank the Keldwyth committee and all involved with the award for their generosity.”