The Davison
Young Musicians Foundation Awards

Recognising Talent
and passion For Music

Hello and welcome.

The DYMF mission is to provide the next generation of aspiring young music students with financial assistance in the form of awards, bursaries or new instruments, to help them on their musical journey and reward the passion they have for music and performance.

We have several awards that aim to assist students in state secondary education, academies and colleges to help them with extra music lessons or a new instrument.

Our Awards page has all the current details and list of our new collaborations and Spring 2024 prize winners.

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

Live auditions recently took place for the Liszt Academy Series and award winners have been announced. See our Awards and Gallery pages and social media.

Two major prizes have been awarded this Spring.

See Our awards page for details.

 Felix Kirkby conducting the OFO. November 2023.

A DYMF sponsorship and fundraising concert. 

RIP Ian Williams & Helena Kirkby.

Tom Davison

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

Annest Davies.

DYMA 1st prize
Instrument: Harp

Jordan Ashman.

DYMA Patrons Award
Instrument: Marimba
Also winner of the BBC Young Musicians Award 2022

Felix Kirkby.

DYMA Concert Award
Instrument. Organ & Piano
Also Conductor of Oxford Festival Orchestra

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 and a Bursary being awarded.

The DYMF has also 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 where videos have been posted.

Out next significant collaboration is working with New College Oxford where we have agreed a Recital Series where live auditions and recitals will be performed twice a year. Our first Recital Award Winner will be performing at the New Recital Hall at New College Oxford in the near future. 

Watch this space for more updates