Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists

We make it easier and more affordable for voluntary music groups to work with the very best young professional musicians in the UK by giving members subsidies to help with engagement fees for winning artists.

The Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists (AYCA) has helped kick start the careers of artists including Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Watts and Craig Ogden, by providing up-and-coming classical musicians with performing opportunities with Making Music’s 3,000+ Group members.

In the current economic climate, where arts funding is scarcer than ever, it can be tough for amateur music groups to engage high-quality soloists for their concerts. The £120 for soloists and £180 for accompanied artists subsidy we provide makes it realistic for our members to book these talented musicians at the start of their careers, who in turn get crucial real-world performance experience and opportunities to raise their profile.

2016 winners:

Michael Foyle - violin

Winner of the Netherlands Violin Competition 2016, Michael had his solo debut with an orchestra aged just eight years old. He won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Tabor Award in 2008 and the Royal Overseas League String Competition in 2013, and was concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2015, Michael’s 2015/16 season includes recitals at Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Bridgewater Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Concertgebouw and New York Chamber Festival.

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Dinara Klinton - piano

Born in 1989 in Ukraine, Dinara started piano lessons in the age of five. She studied at the Moscow Central Music School before training at for a Masters of Performance at the Royal College of Music.She has won over 15 international competitions and has worked with orchestras including The Philharmonia Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Raphaela Papadakis - soprano

British soprano Raphaela Papadakis trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and made her professional début at Garsington Opera in 2014. She went on to cover the Nymph in Orfeo at the Royal Opera House, and recently performed the role of Anna in the British première of Šimon Voseček's Biedermann and the Arsonists for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells. She won first prize at the Mozart Competition, the Clonter Opera Competition, and the Maureen Lehane Vocal Award.

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Yoanna Prodanova - cello

Originally from Bulgaria, Yoanna is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She has recently appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, LSO St-Luke’s, St-James’s Piccadilly and has had her performances broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and CBC Radio 1 Montreal. Yoanna has participated in several renowned festivals such as the Music Academy of the West in California, the Banff Centre in Canada and the Kronberg Festival in Germany.

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Júlia Pusker - violin

Júlia was born in Hungary, where she began her violin studies at the age of five. She studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest for six years before moving to England. She is currently in her final year of studying for an MA at the Royal Academy of Music, where she also holds a chamber music fellowship with her ensemble, Trio Mirage.

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Laura Snowden - guitar

Laura is the winner of numerous national and international awards including the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award (where she won first prize), the Tillett Trust, St John’s Smith Square and International Guitar Foundation’s Young Artists Platforms. In 2015 she gave a recital at Wigmore Hall and performed live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. As a composer, Laura’s music has been played on BBC Radio 3 and premiered at Sadlers Wells and Deal Festival.

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Rosalind Ventris - viola

Rosalind studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Cambridge University. She has given recitals at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, St Martin in the Fields, among others, and has performed live on BBC Radio 3. A winner of five prizes at the 2013 Tertis Competition, Rosalind will this year take part in a residency at Yellowbarn, MA, and record a new work by Rory Boyle on Delphian.

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Previous winners


1974 Emma Ferrand
1979 Steven Isserlis
1990 Louise Hopkins
1994 Richard May
1998 Jamie Walton
2000 Tim Wells
2002 Gemma Rosefield
2005 Alexandra Scott
2006 Oliver Coates
2008 James Barralet
2010 Philip Higham
2011 Y2, Yelian He
2012 Adi Tal
2013 Ariana Kashefi
2014 Alberto Casadei
2015 Ella Rundle

1990 Rachel Bolt
2000 Juliet Jopling
2006 Dimitri Murrath

1964 Frances Mason
1984 Lorraine McAsalan
1990 Leo Payne
1994 Simon Blendis
2001 Helen Wood
2002 Benjamin Wragg
2004 Nadia Wijzenbeek
2005 Fenella Humphreys
2006 Thomas Gould
2007 Diana Galvydyte
2007 Dmitri Torchinsky
2008 Sara Deborah Struntz
2009 Anna-Liisa Bezrodny
2009 Mathieu van Bellen
2012 Edgar Bailey
2013 Adelia Myslov
2014 Joo Yeon Sir
2015 Savitri Grier

1994 Craig Ogden
2014 Manus Noble

1969 Susan Drake
1994 Susan Blair
2000 Catriona McKay
2005 Eleanor Turner



1976 Philippa Davies

1981 Margaret Campbell

1986 Ileana Rutherton

1994 Emily Beynon

2003 Burak Besir

2004 Juliette Bausor

2012 Rosanna Ter-Berg

2014 Katherine Birtles

2015 Charlotte Ashton



1965 Janet Hilton

1971 Roger Fallows

1990 Anthony Pike

1998 Corinna Harris

2007 Katie Lockhart

2010 Boyan Ivanov

2011 Daniel Broncano

2012 Mark Simpson

2013 Joseph Shiner

2014 Matthew Scott


2000 Owen Dennis



2003 David Childs

French Horn:

2007 Alec Frank-Gemmill


1990 Gerard McChrystal

1998 Damien Royonnais

2000 Sarah Field

2005 John Barker

2009 Hannah Marcinowicz

2011 Huw Wiggin

2013 Anthony Brown

2014 Amy Green


2010 Huw Morgan


2004 O Duo


1961 John Barstow

1973 Philip Fowke

1978 Paul Coker

1983 Benjamin Frith

1988 Andrew West

1992 James Kirby

1992 Anthony Hewitt

1992 Eryl Lloyd Williams

1996 Stephen de Pledge

1996 Anthony Zerpa Falcon

1996 Viv McLean

1998 Roderick Chadwick

2000 Mark Nixon

2001 Ron Abramski

2001 Geoffrey Duce

2002 The Saxel Piano Duo

2002 David Quigley

2003 Bobby Chen

2003 Javier Negrin

2004 Samantha Ward

2005 Alasdair Beatson

2006 Luis Pares

2006 Evelina Puzaite

2007 Amandine Savary

2008 Jessica Chan

2008 James Willshire

2009 Néstor Bayona Pifarré

2009 Michael Ierace

2010 Olivia Sham, Shuenda Wong

2011 James Sherlock

2011 Y2, Yasmin Rowe

2013 Joseph Houston

2013 Mario Mora

2014 Mario Panteliadis

2014 Alexander Soares

2015 Jinah Shim


Female voices

1970 Anne Collins (Contralto)

1975 Kathleen Livingstone (Soprano)

1980 Ann Mackay (Soprano)

1985 Christine Bunning (Soprano)

1989 Mary Plazas (Soprano)

1993 Susanne Teufel (Soprano)

1993 Carole Court (Mezzo)

1993 Yvonne Rossen (Fontane) (Mezzo)

1993 Jane Irwin (Mezzo)

1997 Louise Mott (Mezzo)

1997 Aileen Sim (Soprano)

1999 Donna Bateman (Soprano)

2001 Kathryn McGuckin (Soprano)

2001 Julianne Young (Mezzo)

2003 Elizabeth Watts (Soprano)

2004 Jennifer Johnston (Mezzo)

2006 Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano)

2007 Daniela Lehner

2008 Stephanie Corley (Soprano)

2008 Erica Eloff (Soprano)

2009 Sarah Power (Soprano)

2010 Mae Heydorn (Mezzo-soprano), Valda Wilson (Soprano)

2011 Caroline MacPhie (Soprano)

2011 Robyn Allegra Parton (Soprano)

2012 Lucy Roberts (Soprano)

2013 Laura Margaret Smith (Mezzo-soprano)

2015 Joanna Songi (Soprano)

Nazan Fikret (Soprano)

Male voices

1968 Richard Angas (Bass)

1972 Neil Jenkins (Tenor)

1977 David Wilson-Johnson (Bass-Baritone)

1982 Stewart Buchanan (Baritone)

1987 Peter Langham-Evans (Baritone)

1991 Christopher Foster (Bass-Baritone)

1991 Ian Bostridge (Tenor)

1991 Henry Wickham (Baritone)

1995 Roderick Williams (Baritone)

1995 Jeremy Huw Williams (Baritone)

1995 William Purefoy (Counter Tenor)

1995 Stephen Wallace (Counter Tenor)

1999 Andrew Moore (Baritone)

2003 Mark Chaundy (Tenor)

2005 Nicholas Mulroy

2012 Njabulo Madlala (Baritone)