English-Speaking Union Music Scholarships

The English-Speaking Union (ESU) Music Scholarships allow exceptional young musicians aged between 18 - 30 to develop their talents and further their training at one of several internationally renowned music programmes in the UK, Europe, America and Canada.

The young people who have been su benefit from this valuable experience are now making a significant contribution to the musical profession, both as performers and as teachers.

Notable alumni include: Steven Isserlis, Tasmin Little, Nigel Kennedy, Vanessa Latarche, Robert Cohen and Stephanie Gonley.

An ESU Music Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, board and lodging at one of the following supported programmes.

  • Academie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel: St Jean de Luz, France, September (2 weeks)
  • Banff Centre: Alberta, Canada, June (2 weeks)
  • International Musicians Seminar: Prussia Cove, Cornwall, UK, March-April (3 weeks)
  • Tanglewood Music Center: Lenox, Massachusetts, USA, June-August (8 weeks)
  • Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canton: Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy, June-July (3 weeks)

Last updated on 3 April 2019

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be students or recent graduates aged between 18 - 30 from UK university music departments or music institutions.

How to apply?

Applicants should apply directly to the programmes and are not required to apply to the ESU.

The charity will then select a successful musician to support in conjunction with the programmes' admission staff.

Contact details

Dartmouth House
37 Charles Street
Email: education@esu.org
Web: http://www.esu.org

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