The Carnegie/Palmer Scholarship

Established in 1904/5 and endowed separately by the American benefactor Andrew Carnegie and 1st Baron, Samuel Ernest Palmer (both Honorary Freemen of the Company) to fund scholarships at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Initially, each fund would provide up to 3 years' free tuition for 2 post graduate students. From 1926 these awards amalgamated into one Scholarship per fund and from 1971 were amalgamated further into a single fund for one student per year. The Award became known as The Carnegie/Palmer Scholarship. Excellence in 'sight reading' has always been a special condition of the Award.

 

In 2016, this award was replaced by the Musicians' Company Orchestral Artistry Scholarship - Click Here for further details.

 

Past Winners:

1905 - Elizabeth Tarttelin and Catherine Harman (C)

1905 - Muriel Herbert and Robert Stannard (P)

1908 - Grace Hawkins and Lionel Stanton (C)

1909 - Edith Harrhy and John Salter (P)

1911 - George Robert Stratton (C)

1912 - Kathleen Plank (C)

1913 - Ivy Rose and Leo Turpin (P)

1914 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1915 - Frank Hedley Nicholas (C), Lilian Irene Hurst (P),

1916 - Reginald William Pursglove (C)

1917 - Henry Stanley Taylor (P)

1918 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1919 - Kenneth Turner (C)

1920 - Katharine Mapple (C)

1921 - Douglas Hopkins (P)

1922 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1923 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1924 - Edith Corner (C), Beatrice Tanner (P)

1925 - John Robert Barnes (P)

1926 - Award becomes a single Scholarship from each fund

1927 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1928 - Helen Mary Smith (C)

1929 - Constance Cockerell (P)

1930 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1931 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1932 - Marjorie Mary Grange (C)

1933 - Veronica Norwood (P)

1934 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1935 - Arthur George Haley (C), Dorothy Kelly (P)

1936 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1937 - Mary Rachel Baseden (C)

1938 - Olive May Jack (P)

1939 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1940 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1941 - Barbara Myra Sharpe (C), Brenda Farrow (P)

1942 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1943 - Margaret Edythe Evans (C)

1944 - Mary Penheath Angwin (P)

1945 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1946 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1947 - Edward Maurice Samway (C)

1948 - Jeanne Mary Bailey (P), Joan Gabriel (C)

1949 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1950 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1951 - Shirley Gillian Walker (C), Patricia Langridge (P)

1952 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1953 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1954 - Julia Ann Warr (C), Judith Mary Bird

1955 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1956 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1957 - Sonia Levy (P)

1958 - Roger Francis Lunn (C)

1959 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1960 - Barbara Toppin (C), Elizabeth Barnett (P)

1961 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1962 - Jean Wilcox (P), Barry Kerry (C)

1963 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1964 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1965 - Richard Atkinson (P),

1966 - Janet Way (C)

1967 - Robert Cook (C)

1968 - John Abbey (P)

1969 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1970 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1971 - Anna Deathridge (P), Alison Jones (C)

 

At this point the awards were rationalised again and at a Court meeting of 5th July 1971 it was resolved that "...the Ernest Palmer Scholarship and the Andrew Carnegie Scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama be combined to provide an annual post-Diploma bursary[.] The Award to be known as the S.Ernest Palmer and Andrew Carnegie Music Scholarship for Post Diploma Study."  

1972 - no new award winners this year (previous winners renewed)

1973 - Carol Harvey

1974 - award not minuted

1975 - award not minuted

1976 - Alison Sutton

1977 - Neil Lunt

1978 - Michael MacLean

1979 - Richard Cheetham

1980 - Barbara Redway

1981 - Margaret Izatt

1982 - Christopher Buckley

1983 - Elizabeth Morfee

1984 - David Riddell

1985 - Valerie Kampmeier 

1986 - H Jones

1987 - Laurence Whitehead

1988 - Wei Kiat Ong

1989 - Edison Herbert

1990 - Francesc Garrigosa (Palmer) & Gisella Arnold (Carnegie)

1991 - Helen Lothian (Palmer) & Gisella Arnold (Carnegie)

1992 - Maria Fitzgerald (Palmer) & Stephen Ashworth (Carnegie)

1993 - Thomas Hewins

1994 - not recorded

1995 - Silas Standage

1996 - not recorded

1997 - Finnur Bjarnason

1998 - Alexander Somov

1999 - Nikolay Trendafilov

2000 - Hakan Vramsmo

2001 - Jamal Moqadem

2002 - Evgeny Osokin

2003 - Boris Brovtsyn

2004 - Phillipe Villafranca

2005 - Sibilia Konstantinova

2006 - Adriane Tilanus

2007 - Lioubov Ulybysheva

2008 - Leslie Boulin Raulet

2009 - Olga Muszynska

2010 - Ella Rundle

2011 - Kaija Lukas - click here for more information

2012 - Alejandra Diaz Perez - click here for more information

2013 - Jordan Sian - click here for more information

2014 - Monika Chmielewska

2015 - Hin-Yat Tsang - click here for more information

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