Scholars Making Music - Competition Winners Announced!

We are very excited that the time has come to announce the winners of our Scholars Making Music Competition...

First of all we want to say a massive thank you to everyone who sent in a video. We really enjoyed watching your performances and have had lots of lovely feedback from the Charity's supporters and friends who have loved seeing you play your instruments. As well as being a great way of sharing music we feel that your videos have raised everyone's spirits at this difficult time. They have also inspired us, the LMF team, to work even harder to enable more young Londoners to benefit from our programmes. You can still watch the videos here.

Just a reminder that the following things were considered when making our decision:

  • Presentation of introduction – clarity of speech and an engaging introduction telling us why you like being a Scholar
  • Presentation of performance – this is not based on advanced technical ability, but posture, presentation, performance of the piece to the best of your ability

We also have a special prize for one of our Scholars, as you'll see further down this page, and our Founder Trustee, Veronica Wadley CBE, was so impressed with the whole shortlist she has very generously offered to give £20 Music Room vouchers to three runners up who we will list below. We want to say a huge thank you to Veronica for providing the prizes for this competition.


Without further ado here are our winners...

1st Place - Winner of £100 Music Room Vouchers

Parastesh - Age 11 - Violin - Barnet - 2019-23

Parastesh has already excelled in her learning despite being a new Scholar. She is currently playing at Grade 4 level and shows incredibly enthusiasm for her music (as I'm sure you can tell from her introduction). Parastesh is playing 'Shallow' from the film 'A Star is Born'.

2nd Place - Winner of £60 Music Room Vouchers

Adar - Age 12 - Flute - Enfield - 2018-22

As you can hear from this video Adar has made outstanding progress since starting his Scholarship. He is currently playing at Grade 5 level and in this video he is performing the 2nd movement from a flute concerto entitled 'Cantilena' by Poulenc.

Joint 3rd Place - Winner of £40 Music Room Vouchers

Danielle - Age 11 - Clarinet - Lambeth - 2018-22

Since starting her Scholarship Danielle has been working very hard on her musical skills. Her teacher told us that she practises regularly and that her sight-reading is constantly improving. In this video Danielle is playing 'Eye of the Tiger'.

Joint 3rd Place - Winner of £40 Music Room Vouchers 

Amelia - Age 10 - Bassoon - Haringey - 2019-23

Amelia has shown fantastic commitment to learning her bassoon. She achieved a Distinction in her Grade 2 exam and is now working hard towards her Grade 3 exam. In this video Amelia is playing an extract from Pavane by Gabriel Faure.

Special community award - Winner of £50 Music Room Vouchers

Matthew - Age 13 - Violin - Bromley - 2015-19

We were so impressed by Matthew's beautiful and confident performance to his neighbours right at the beginning of lockdown. We are therefore pleased to be awarding him a special prize. 

Matthew wanted us to share this message alongside his video: "Here is my version of ‘Someone you Loved’ by Lewis Capaldi which I played during lockdown from my balcony just before the clapping for NHS and carers. I love playing this tune and the emotion behind it - as a young carer for my Granny I know how important it is to look after those we love. I'm so pleased l have my music and violin to play while we are in lockdown and love playing live to neighbours to cheer everyone up during these difficult times"

Runners Up - Winners of £20 Music Room Vouchers

Bishop - Drums - Ealing - 2019-23

Ellie - Electric Guitar - Wandsworth - 2018-22

Francesca - Oboe - Bromley -2019-23