Nord Anglia Education
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07 October, 2021

Nord Anglia Education launches new scholarship with Royal College of Music

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Nord Anglia grants £26,000 for RCM scholarship to support talented young musicians


Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium international schools organisation, announced today a new scholarship with the Royal College of Music to support young musicians in the 2021/22 academic year.

The Nord Anglia Education Scholarship will help to cover the costs of nominated student, Shizuku Tatsuno, in her Master of Performance, studying cello. This scholarship will enable her to access a world-class performing arts education at one of the world’s most celebrated music schools. Tatsuno, originally from Japan, began playing the cello at age five and will now commence her sixth year studying at the RCM. Not only has she been taught by leaders in the field, Thomas Carroll and Richard Lester, she has used her personal experiences to inspire her own compositions, such as a piece dedicated to her home, Fukushima, after it was struck by an earthquake in 2016.

The scholarship also provides an opportunity for Tatsuno to share her insights into studying at the RCM with Nord Anglia’s 70,000 students and help inspire the next generation of musicians.

The initiative further builds on Nord Anglia’s deep commitment to the performing arts and existing collaborations. Nord Anglia has a long-term partnership with The Juilliard School, the world-renowned performing arts conservatory, to provide an innovative arts programme to Nord Anglia’s 70,000 students around the world. Developed by Juilliard in collaboration with Nord Anglia’s teachers, the programme seeks to inspire and equip students with the skills, curiosity, and cultural literacy to engage with the performing arts throughout their lives.

Dr Elise Ecoff, Group Director of Education, Nord Anglia Education, said: “At Nord Anglia, we believe that the performing arts are an essential part of education and have seen how it transforms students. From promoting creativity to confidence and communication, the performing arts are truly a force for good. We are proud to build on our commitment to the performing arts and support the RCM and the next generation of talented musicians.”

Lily Harriss HonRCM, Director of Development and Alumni Engagement, RCM, said: “The past two academic years have been incredibly challenging, and educating talented young musicians is more important than ever. While the RCM is adapting innovatively and efficiently to the current climate, our capacity to provide the widest access to musical excellence is dependent on the philanthropic support of generous donors. Nord Anglia Education’s vital support enables the RCM to offer the highest levels of training, performance opportunities and facilities to the next generation of musicians.”