PYMB will continue hopefully in 2022/23. We will be assessing the situation again in summer 2021 and update you here on the proposed plan.


In these unprecedented times, live performances are one of the many things we have missed the most, and PYMB's 2020 competition has been no exception.

Everyone has had to adapt, so therefore all rounds were conducted online, and the winners were all selected in June 2020 by our fantastic adjudicators Marilynne Davies, Bob Riley and Peter Young.

At that time, we had all hoped to have a live concert performance showcasing our chosen winners in March 2021. Unfortunately, this can no longer happen, but we CAN present to you a virtual showcase of our winners performing and speaking about how the bursary has helped them. See the youtube link below.

The PYMB 2020 winners are:-

Ruby Hendry - Voice

Benjamin Hartnell-Booth - Horn

Maddison Goode - Saxophone

Rose Mclachlan - Piano

Brioni Crowe - Flute

Megan Humphries - Harp

Emily Crichton - Oboe

Matthew Hodson - Saxophone

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