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Introducing TL’s Bagri Foundation Scholar 2022/23

Tue 22 November 2022

London’s creative conservatoire is delighted to announce Hao Zi Yoh as the new recipient of the Bagri Foundation Scholarship. The Malaysian-born pianist joined Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Music on the one-year Artist Diploma Programme this September.  

Supported by the Bagri Foundation, talented young musician Hao Zi Yoh will study within Trinity Laban’s internationally celebrated Keyboard Department. The Artist Diploma is an ideal bridge to the music profession for advanced students who have already completed a postgraduate programme. During this academic year, she will further develop her technical, musical and entrepreneurial skills, work with fellow artists and study under renowned-pianist Martino Tirimo. 

The Bagri Foundation Scholarship

The Scholarship is part of the Foundation’s mission to encourage emerging artists from Asia to develop their work, especially those in need of additional financial support. Established in 1990, the Bagri Foundation is committed to individual excellence in the arts. It works collaboratively across artistic disciplines to engage and inspire, raising the visibility of artists and experts from across Asia and the Diaspora. 

As a Bagri Foundation Scholar at Trinity Laban, Hao Zi will continue to cultivate her distinct and individual artistic voice through performance, mentoring and collaboration to confidently enter the music world with a highly evolved professional profile and portfolio. 

Hao Zi’s plans

On being awarded the scholarship Hao Zi Yoh comments –  

“Being an international student, funding has always been a huge concern especially as a musician, where countless hours are spent in a practice room before performing to an audience.   

The Bagri Foundation Scholarship has been crucial in providing me the opportunity to further explore and widen my horizon as an Artist Diploma student, learning from incredibly experienced professors and still take part in international competitions and performances throughout the year. This would not be possible without such generous scholarship to aide my journey as a growing musician. I am immensely grateful.” 

Making a real difference

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

“Trinity Laban is a leader for international development in arts education and innovation, and we are proud to continue to work with the Bagri Foundation to further our commitment to widening access for talented and dedicated international students. Our relationship with the Foundation is highly valued and of huge importance to us in helping to support young performing artists from Asia.” 

Alka Bagri, Trustee of the Bagri Foundation says –  

“The Foundation is pleased to continue our partnership with Trinity Laban with the Bagri Foundation Scholarship. With our roots in education, we are excited to continue this legacy and to make a real difference to the artists we support. We cannot wait to see how Hao Zi develops her talents on the Artist Diploma programme and look forward to working with her and Trinity Laban throughout the academic year.” 

Interested in studying music at Trinity Laban? Download our digital prospectus here.


Image credit: Andreea Tufescu