Sorry... Roger Sayer's organ recital in aid of the Trust – at The Temple Church and advertised|
for Thursday 3 June 2021 – has been postponed. A new date will be publicised in due course.
The Trust's Newsletter for 2020–21 is available here.
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The 2021 Scholarship (post-graduate) Application format can be downloaded here and
the 2021 Bursary (undergraduate/pre-degree course) Application format is available here.
The closing date for applications is Monday 14 June 2021.
The Nicholas Danby Trust was founded in 1997 after the untimely death of the distinguished international recitalist and leading conservatoire teacher.
At the time of his death, Nicholas Danby was Organ Professor at both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he was head of Organ Studies from 1989 to 1996. For over thirty years he was Director of Music at the famous London Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, Mayfair.
Throughout his life, Nicholas Danby worked ceaselessly to promote international and cultural exchange. The aim of the Trust is to perpetuate this by establishing in his memory a major European scholarship for organ study.
The Nicholas Danby Scholarship, value £6,000 per annum, is awarded biennially to a postgraduate organ student of exceptional promise, enabling him/her to undertake conservatoire study outside his/her home tradition for up to two years. The scholarship is therefore open to students from music colleges in the UK for study elsewhere in Europe, and to conservatoire students from other European countries who would like the opportunity to study in the UK. The trustees aim to help scholarship holders at the beginning of their careers, through securing recitals in prestigious venues and by offering sound professional advice.
Bursaries, value £3,000 per annum, are available for one year foundation courses or for undergraduate study on a yearly basis (at the trustees' discretion) within a conservatoire in the UK or continental Europe, but in a country other than the student's own.
Applicants are considered on recommendation from their conservatoire Heads. They are then interviewed and auditioned by the organists on the board of Trustees, i.e. James O'Donnell (Westminster Abbey), Patrick Russill (The London Oratory), and Peter Wright (formerly of Southwark Cathedral).
TRUSTEES: Stephen Turvey MA Chairman Margaret Danby AGSM FRSA Secretary & Treasurer|
James O'Donnell KCSG MA FRCO Patrick Russill MA HonRAM HonFRCO
Peter Wright MA FRCO Barry Woodman FRICS Mary Danby Calvert
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