Institute awards 2013 Bass Scholarship Winner… The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is delighted to award Rares Diaconu as the winner of the 2013 Higher Diploma Bass Scholarship award in association with Eddie Ball Music Man.
Each of the five finalists had an interview with a panel of judges including Institute tutor Ben Jones, Head of Bass and BMus programme leader, Terry Gregory along with the Bass Scholarship partner’s ‘Music Man’ representative Alex Byford. The interviews were followed by a five minute live performance with their fellow finalists and guests in the audience.
Rares impressed the judges with his stylistic versatility and commitment to his instrument.
Judge on the day, Terry Gregory said:
“This year’s Bass Scholarship Finals had a distinctly international feel about it, with applicants from as far and wide. As usual, the standard of finalists was high, with each bassist demonstrating their musicality by delivering a solo performance covering a range of different styles and repertoire – using a range of different basses and sound reinforcement equipment. The panel enjoyed the opportunity to spend an afternoon meeting and listening to bassists from around the globe – and are already looking forward to the 2014 Institute Scholarship Finals!”
The Institute continues to encourage as wide a range of students as possible to access education regardless of financial, social or cultural circumstances. As an equal access institution, scholarships are just one way of supporting, guiding and assisting deserved students in their studies. All scholarship finalists have also received £500 off the Higher Diploma course.
Rares Diaconu will receive a full scholarship onto the Higher Diploma Bass course starting September worth £5,650 and a Music Man Bass guitar with the runner-up Valter Lima receiving a partial scholarship worth £2, 825.
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