Media and Sponsorship

Updates. Spring 2024

2024 brought our first series of awards in to play.

We have had a number of applicants from the region and across England. Winners have been announced.

Further to this we have agreed a collaboration with New College Oxford, to hold a recital series for Oxford undergraduates studying music. This will take place twice a year.

There will be auditions for a DYMF prize specific to the New College Recital Hall Series where the winner gets to perform a recital at the New College Recital facilities. there could also be a second prize and ensemble award.

The first winner has already been chosen and will perform their recital at the new facilities in June.

Further auditions for the next recital series will be in late October 2024

The DYMF has engaged in a partnership with the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, to run a brass Series competition. The First has taken place and went exceptionally well, resulting in three prize winners.

The fact this was such a success, the DYMF has agreed with Tamas Palfalvi  that he will mediate all future series auditions and concerts. 

The first prize winner will be invited to perform at a recital at New College Oxford I Autumn and Spring Terms as part of the DYMF Award.

Sponsorship Options


The DYMF has attracted several event sponsorships since its creation in 2021.

These include Redgate, Yamaha Music London & Charles Tyrwhitt Ltd.

Each year the DYMF expects to hold a concert, and a number of recitals to celebrate those aspiring young musicians who have won an award or prize which assists them with provision of tuition or an instrument to enhance their professional and artistic development.

Concerts consist of a group of professional musicians working and performing with the winners in a selection of works. The concert will include the formal presentation of those awards to the winners who will showcase their music skills.

The DYMF has a four-tier approach to sponsorships based on previous commercial engagements.

  1. A direct financial donation to support future awards. No limit.
  2. Purchase of a musical Instrument or contribution to private music lessons. £1000 Min.
  3. Headline sponsorship of the concerts for one year. (Between £5000 and £10,000 depending on venue and orchestral numbers required.)
  4. Sponsorship of one or more concerts between £2000 and £5000 to assist with productions costs, transportation and accommodation of young artists.


Financial donations carry the following benefits:

2 VIP seats to a future concert. Meeting the artists, program acknowledgement printed and on the DYMF Website plus Social Media exposure.

Purchase of an Instrument carries the following benefits:

4 VIP seats to a future concert. Present the instrument to the winner with program acknowledgement, plus social media images and video as well as online acknowledgement on the DYMF website and other social media platforms with your corporate logo in the program.

Sponsorship of a Concert includes all the following.

6 VIP seats for a future concert.  Meet artist’s post-concert. Program acknowledgement and promotion on the DYMF Website and Social Media Platforms and news articles.

The headline sponsor will receive prominent recognition on all posters and programs and in interviews with the DYMF. Staff Encouragement to participate in the organisation of concerts and nurturing of the winners.

Donations are encouraged to meet one of the three award categories and costs below.

£300 covers a Bursary for one term, £600 for two terms.

£500 covers a second prize winner for one term. £1000 for two terms.

£800 covers the 1st prize award for one term. £1600 for two terms.

The DYMF thanks you for your consideration and support. to discuss the options please contact the DYMF by email

The Board.


Media Coverage

Cambridge Independent 9,10.11.12 August 2021 & February 2024

Cambridge Live, Cambridge Radio 105 Live 2021/22

BBC Radio Cambridge 2021


Past & present Sponsors