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 Young Artists (PDGYA) awards have 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 3,200+ 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.

2017 winners:

Matilda Lloyd - Trumpet

Matilda, 21, is in her final year reading Music at Trinity College, Cambridge and has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in September. Matilda made her BBC Proms solo debut in July 2016 with the BBC Philharmonic, and performed live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune Proms Special. Matilda is a Park Lane Young Artist. In 2014, she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final and the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. Matilda was the Principal Trumpet of the EUYO in 2016, having previously held the role in the NYO.

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Florian Mitrea - Piano

Double-laureate at both the 2015 Hamamatsu and 2014 ARD International Competitions, Romanian-born British pianist Florian Mitrea was a prize-winner at the 2016 RNCM’s James Mottram and Verona International Competitions, too. He has performed at King’s Place, St John Smith Square, Colston Hall, and abroad at the Bavarian Radio, Seoul Arts Centre, Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. He has played with the Philharmonia in London, Collegium Musicum in Basel, and George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest. He is also a highly-experienced chamber musician. BBC Radio 3 have recently broadcast his Dartington-Festival recital with violinist Chloë Hanslip.

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Jonathan Radford - Saxophone

Jonathan has performed throughout Europe in many prestigious venues, including the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Grieg Hall and Philharmonie de Paris and has appeared in broadcasts on Radio France. Educated at Chetham’s School of Music and Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), Jonathan will continue his studies at the Royal College of Music on the Artist Diploma course as the 2017/18 Mills Williams Junior Fellow. Recent awards include a Maisie Lewis Award by The Musicians’ Company, a star award from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and a senior soloist award from the Hattori Foundation.

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Rosanna Rolton -  Harp

Winner of the Suoni d’Arpa International Harp Competition, Rosanna made her London debut in the Royal Festival Hall at the age of 20. She is currently studying for her Masters degree at the Royal College of Music with Ieuan Jones and Marisa Robles. Rosanna has performed Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto in London and gives regular recitals throughout the UK and abroad including an appearance at Wigmore Hall, the Three Choirs Festival and a recent return to the Royal Festival Hall. A prize winner in the Camac Harp Competition and twice winner of the RCM Harp Competition, Rosanna is also principal harpist of the European Union Youth Orchestra with whom she has toured to many of the major concert venues throughout Europe. Rosanna’s debut CD of Italian Baroque Sonatas will be released soon on the Tactus label. 

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Emily Sun -  Violin

Emily Sun is the 2016 Gold Medal winner of the Royal Overseas League Competition, the first violinist to win since 1981. She is pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky. She has won all major Australian violin competitions, as well as international competitions including Rodolfo Lipizer International Competition and Brahms International Competition. She regularly performs with major orchestras globally, and in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Sydney Opera House, Auditorium du Louvre Paris and Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow. 

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Luba Tunnicliffe - Viola

Luba Tunnicliffe studied with David Takeno and Pavlo Beznosiuk at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and with Simone Jandl at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin. She has performed recitals at the Royal Festival Hall and St John's Smith Square and  appeared twice on BBC Radio 3's In Tune. She made her debut as concerto soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra in June 2016. Luba gratefully received awards from the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, Help Musicians UK, the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, the Hattori Foundation, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

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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
2016 Yoanna Prodanova

1990 Rachel Bolt
2000 Juliet Jopling
2006 Dimitri Murrath
2016 Rosalind Ventris

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
2016 Michael Foyle
2016 Júlia Pusker

1994 Craig Ogden
2014 Manus Noble
2016 Laura Snowden

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
2016 Dinara Klinton


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)
2015 Nazan Fikret (Soprano)
2016 Raphaela Papadakis (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)