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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.

Entries are now closed!

Thank you to everyone who has applied.. Good Luck!

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