The Davison
Young Musicians Foundation Awards

Recognising Talent
and passion For Music

Hello and welcome


The DYMF mission is to 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, to aid them in their music studies and to reward the passion they have for music and performance.

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

Details are on our awards page with a list of our collaborations and recent award winners.

We are thrilled to continue supporting the next generation of musicians, with a Recital Series at New College Oxford and  Now Clare Hall College Cambridge as well as our International Musicians Award Series at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.

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


In October 24 the DYMF will commence live auditions at New College Oxford.  Auditions will be held at the New Space Concert Hall on 28th October from 10am to 4pm. The winner(s) will be chosen following completion of all auditions on the day.

The DYMF has also agreed a collaborative series of paid for recital concerts with Clare Hall College Music Society in Cambridge.  Many thanks to Professor Robert Anderson, Chair of the Society, Patrick Hemmerle, Music Director and the President, Professor Alan Short. Three concerts will be included in the 2024/25 series of Music Society concerts at Clare Hall.

 You can find Videos  of our award winners on our YouTube Channel 

Watch this space for more updates.