Young Artist Scholarship

Young musicians need help and guidance to launch their careers and Flutes in Tuscany supports talented young musicians by offering a Young Artist Scholarship – an annual fully funded place for a young artist on the course, along with additional performance opportunities.

Welcome to our Flutes in Tuscany Young Artist 2023
Martha-Lilly Dyer

Martha-Lilly submitted an exciting programme ‘Women in Tuscany’ which included pieces by Lili Boulanger, Rhonda Larson, Mel Bonis, and Florence Price.

Martha-Lilly has had a long association with Flutes in Tuscany, having attended the first course back in 2016. She has since studied with Matthew Featherstone at RWCMD and is now a student at RCM, London, where she studies with Gitte Marcusson and Simon Channing. Hear Martha-Lilly performing live in Tereglio:

Previous Young Artists

2022 — Daryna Bachynska

Daryna will receive a fully funded place on the course, thanks to our sponsors – Pearl Flutes, and to the many individuals who sponsored Liz’s 69 mile walk.

Daryna Bachynska was born in Lviv, Ukraine in October 2000 and impressed Liz, Sarah and Aaron with her lively and intensely musical performance of Karg-Elert’s Appassionata Sonata for flute solo, opus 140 and stylish performance of Vivaldi’s concerto – Il Gardellino.

We look forward to hearing Daryna’s flute recital in Tereglio this July. A programme to include Ian Clarke’s The Great Train Race, sonatas by Mel Bonis and Sancan, Donizetti’s Oboe sonata performed on piccolo, and Muczynski’s Three Preludes.

2019 — Alyse Faith

2018 — Katie Sazanova

Katie was our first Young Artist in Tuscany. She won the award having submitted a beautiful, live recording on Winter Spirits by Katherine Hoover, where she evoked a rich palate of tonal and colours with a musical intelligence. Katie graduated with a First-class Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015 and is currently studying for her Master of Arts degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, with Anna Pope, Wissam Boustany and Chris Green (piccolo).

“Thank you to Flutes in Tuscany for an incredible week of flute playing in Tereglio! This is the first year a Young Artist award has been offered at the Flutes in Tuscany summer course – and what a wonderful and inspiring experience it has been. Go ahead and apply for next year’s award if you want to develop your playing, receive helpful feedback and career support, meet other lovely musicians and perform a full recital in the most scenic location imaginable. It’ll be an amazing experience you won’t forget”

—KATIE SAZANOVA, Young Artist, 2018

To enquire about supporting a Young Artist, please contact Elizabeth Walker:


– to offer a free place on the course subsidised by supporters of Flutes in Tuscany, this funded place is designed to help those in full time education or on the point of launching their careers as a flautist.

to encourage and develop performing opportunities with a recital opportunity on the course and a second recital, supported by Flutes in Tuscany, in a venue of within Europe (tbc).

to work with a professional accompanist before and during the course, the pianist, Sally Birkett, will be available to rehearse with the Young Artist.


– Age 28 or under

– a confident, emerging musician, who would benefit from this performance opportunity


There is a section in the application form to be completed and submitted by 1st of May 2024 to include the following:

  • A written submission highlighting the details of your concert recital in Tuscany (including full programme notes and biography).
  • A sound or video recording (approx.10 mins) of two contrasting pieces (one piece should be from your proposed recital programme).

Award offered

The course director and tutor, Elizabeth Walker, Sarah Murphy, and course accompanist, will offer the award by June 1st in the year of the course. Their decision is final.


The award will be funded by sponsors. The course director will notify the recipient, who will be expected to share relevant information with the sponsors and to involve them where necessary.


Each year, arrangements are supplied from WonderfulWinds (, publishers of a unique collection of wind ensemble music.

Pearl Flutes is one of the sponsors for ‘Young Artist of Flutes in Tuscany’.

We are grateful to our Sponsors.