The British Clavichord Society has funds available to help keyboard students and young professional musicians to develop their experience of the clavichord. We have helped young keyboard players to attend formal clavichord courses and have financed individual tuition sessions with clavichord specialists such as Terence Charlston and Paul Simmonds Recipients of these sponsorships were already studying the clavichord, but we can consider applications from advanced students of other instruments, especially, but not exclusively, harpsichord, fortepiano and organ.
We can usually arrange for young players in the London area to hire or borrow clavichords; this possibility is also open to young composers wishing to try out the instrument’s expressive capabilities.
We are also happy to consider applications from young people wanting to study clavichord making, tuning and technology or who are researching the instrument’s history and development.
Recipients of our sponsorship usually have some experience of the clavichord, and are under thirty, but applications that don’t fit these criteria will be considered sympathetically.
There is no formal application procedure. If you’re interested, please get in touch with Judith Wardman (BCS), 26A Church Lane, London N8 7BU (telephone 020 8341 4700 or e-mail ) , and tell us why you’re interested in the clavichord and how we might be able to help you.
updated 27 march 2013