We are pleased to announce our 2020 WINNERS!

The Adjudicators selected the final eight competitors via online performances. This is an exceptional and incredibly challenging time that we find ourselves in. Therefore, it has been agreed that all the 8 finalists will be our 2020 winners.


We aim to have a celebratory performance for the cohort of winners hopefully on 6th March 2021 at the Colne Muni, Colne.

Our 2020 PYMB Winners are listed below, please click on the name to view their Fact File – Short video clips are also on this page.

About the Bursary

The Pendle Young Musicians Bursary was set up in 2012 to give young musicians a chance of gaining substantial funding to help them continue their musical studies. The bursary is going into it's fifth competition and in 2020 the prize fund available will be £18,500.

The bursary competition takes place every two years, and runs over a course of rounds in the form of a video entry followed by two live performances.

Since the first competition in 2012, the bursary has been continuously growing - expanding it's range to include surrounding cities, but whilst still encouraging the local musicians that are at the core of the bursary's foundation.



Manchester Camerata Bob Riley Headshot
Marilynne Davies Adjudicator Headshot
Peter Young Adjudicator Headshot


Robin Humphries Pianist Headshot
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The PYMB are very proud to be associated with the Manchester Camerata and thank them for giving our artists support, advice and opportunities to meet and play alongside members of the orchestra.