About Us

The DYMF was established by Tom & Peter Davison in 2021. 

Our aim is to provide further opportunity for aspiring young musicians to showcase their talent and win a cash prize to assist them in their music studies. 

The DYMF is now approaching its fourth year of the project.

Tom Davison is the Founder of the DYMF. He studied music and classical trumpet. He won the Ruth Dyson Musicians Award at 16 and  attained ABRSM Grade 8 with Distinction.  He also attended Roehampton and LAMDA.  Tom played in a several orchestras as well as session recording for Strawberry and DJM Music Studios.

Duncan Lustig-Prean was Patron of the DYMA in 2021 He is now a Board Member of the DYMF and  Panel Adjudicator. Duncans Music credentials come from his time at the Royal College of Music and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He was a principle baritone with Opera Southwest where he regularly conducted and was a soloist with the band of the Royal Marines.  

Tamas Palfalvi. Tamas is  Professor of Brass at the Franz Liszt Music Academy Budapest. He is a prolific Virtuoso Trumpet player and professional recording artist with his own brass quintet “In Medias Brass.” Tamas is a Board Member of the DYMF Awards and  an academic panel judge. Tamas works with Tom Davison on music awards at the Lizst Academy in Budapest. 

Felix Kirkby. Felix was a Music Scholar and an Oxford Graduate. He is the President and Conductor of the Oxford Festival Orchestra. Felix won the DYMF Concert Award in 2023 and has raised £2500 in funds to the DYMF through recent charity concerts. He is a Board Member of the DYMF and while engaged in future conducting studies, is A panel adjudicator.

Other Key Contributors.

Edward Lloyd. Studies music and piano at the Royal Northern College of Music. He has won several prestige awards and performed at Bridgewater Hall and performed Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto with the Oxford Festival Orchestra in February 2023. Edward recently competed for and won the DYMF Bursary to aid in and complete his music studies. He is also assisting the DYMF with audition recitals and concert programs.

Christina Bass. Is a key  benefactor and Advocate for the Foundation and recently  appointed as an Associate Board Member.

Garth White. Studied performing arts and loves music of all genres. He is a former sponsor of the DYMF inaugural concerts in 2021 and is the current Secretary  of the DYMF.

Adjudicating Panel & Board Members
DYMF Founder Tom Davison

Tom Davison

Founder. Trumpet. Lead Panel Adjudicator.

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Kath Bailey

Strings and Choral. Instrument: Viola, Piano. Panel Adjudicator.

Dr Tamás Pálfalvi

Virtuoso Trumpet, Professor of Brass at the Liszt Conservatorium/Music Academy. Lead Panel Adjudicator.

Duncan Lustig-Prean

Board Member & Panel Adjudicator.

Raffaele Pagano

Panel Adjudicator. Violinist and Composer.

Felix Kirkby MA Oxf

Board Member. Organist, Pianist & Conductor. Guest Adjudicator.

Christina Bass

DYMF Advocate & Board Associate

Edward Lloyd

Concert Pianist. Post Grad. RNCM. DYMF Ambassador. DYMF Bursary Winner 2024.

Yury Revich

International Virtuoso Violinist, Composer and UNICEF Ambassador. Guest Adjudicator.

All DYMF Adjudicators have substantial professional music credentials and experience.