The Davison
Young Musicians Foundation Awards

Recognising Talent
and passion For Music

Hello and welcome


The DYMF mission is identify and to support some of the next generation of aspiring and talented young music students with various awards in the form of competition prizes, scholarships and bursaries, or assistance with buying a new instrument, to aid them in their music studies and to reward the passion they have for music and performance.

Our awards seek to assist students from state secondary education, academies and colleges to help with the spiralling cost of music study. 

You can find details on our awards page and a list of our new collaborations and recent award winners.

We are thrilled to be able to continue supporting the next generation of musicians, with a Recital Series at New College Oxford and with our International Musicians Award Series at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.

See our Awards and Gallery pages and social media for recent events. 

Tom Davison. Founder

Awards And Prizes

The DYMF (DYMA) now has a collection of awards and new Scholarship.

DYMF First Prize  £800

DYMF Second Prize £500

The Ian Williams Music Bursary £300

New College Oxford Recital Awards

£300 per Soloist

£500 per Ensemble

DYMF Scholarship For Excellence.


We also have an instrument award purchase support agreement with Yamaha Music London

Our Previous Winners

Our Adjudicating Panel

Tom Davison

Founder & Panel Chair. Trumpet


Kath Bailey GLCM, LLCM (TD)

Guest Judge. Strings and Choral

Tamás Pálfalvi

Virtuoso Trumpet, Professor of Brass at  Liszt Conservatorium

Cmdr Duncan Lustig-Prean

Patron & Judge

John Rutter CBE

Guest Judge. Composer. Choral focus

Felix Kirkby

Piano & Organ, Composition and Conducting


The DYMF has recently completed its first Spring Auditions series with a Scholarship  to Harry Kneeshaw and a Bursary awarded to Edward Lloyd.

The DYMF has completed its first Liszt Academy Award Series in Budapest under the direction of Tamas Palfalvi, where a first, second and third prize was won. See our YouTube Channel for videos of the event.

Out next collaboration is working with New College Oxford on a DYMF Recital Series where live auditions and recitals will take place twice a year. Our first Recital Award Winner Alfred Fardell has already performed at the New Recital Hall at New College Oxford.


Watch this space for more updates.