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Brand-new scholarship announced

Thu 3 October 2019

The Bagri Foundation will support a talented musician from Asia for two years of postgraduate study

We’re delighted to announce the new Bagri Foundation Scholarship, an award which will enable a talented young musician from Asia to undertake two years of postgraduate training at our Faculty of Music from September 2020.

The gift of £24,000 is part of the Bagri Foundation’s Springboard strand of activity which encourages emerging artists to develop their work, especially those who need extra support to raise their level of artistic practice.

The scholarship is designed to provide an opportunity to individuals would not otherwise be able to study in the UK without financial support.

Trinity Laban’s Director of Music, Havilland Willshire comments –

“I’m thrilled to announce this gift from the Bagri Foundation. The new scholarship furthers Trinity Laban’s commitment to widen access for talented and dedicated international students and reinforces the Conservatoire’s role as a leader for international development in arts education and innovation.”

Established in 1990, the Bagri Foundation works collaboratively across artistic disciplines to engage and inspire, raising the visibility of artists and experts from across Asia and those inspired by the continent.

Alka Bagri, Trustee of the Bagri Foundation says –

Through the work of the Foundation, we aim to make a real impact on the lives of the artists we support. We believe that Trinity Laban will provide an innovative and inspiring environment within which emerging talent from Asia can thrive and we are very proud to support this new Scholarship.”

Trinity Laban will be holding music auditions for 2020 entry across Asia this year:

  • Singapore – 26 OCT 2019
  • Japan – 9 NOV 2019
  • China – NOV 2019 (various cities and dates)
  • Korea – 24 & 25 NOV 2019
  • India – 8 & 9 DEC 2019
  • Hong Kong – Jan/Feb 2020 (date TBC)

For more information, visit our Auditions in Asia webpage.

To register your interest in our auditions, please use our online form

If think you might be eligible for this scholarship and would like to know more, please contact

Applications submitted via UCAS Conservatoires by 1st March will be automatically considered for this award.  There is no separate application process.

To find out more about the Bagri Foundation, visit