Still in its infant stage, plans are in place to award four music bursaries per annum. The bursaries will be for young musicians aged 18-25 and allocated for musical instruments, mentoring and creative media. All young composers and young musicians will be encouraged to apply. This fund will be supported by another established Trust. The application process will be announced shortly.
The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival & Ex-Animo Mentorship Scheme is to help young musicians develop their talent with the support of professional musicians and for established musicians to pass on wisdom and experience to these young musicians just starting out.
This is an opportunity to discuss performance; explore a repertoire; exchange ideas/techniques; discuss interpretation; and, offer guidance in respect to professional development and promotion.
Cellist Ashok Klouda, co-founder and director of the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival, has performed all over the world as a soloist as well as a member of various chamber music ensembles. He is also a teacher of cello and currently heads up the Ex-Animo Foundation Mentorship Scheme and this past year has been mentoring the Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio.
Point Blank are able to offer a bursary to their scholarship students, thanks to the generosity of the Ex – Animo Foundation. The foundation promotes the advancement of education among young people in the creative arts, film and music. The total available for the year is £1500 which will be allocated at our discretion to students to purchase equipment while studying at Point Blank.