Tekfen Foundation launches Music Scholarship Programme on 20th Anniversary

The Tekfen Foundation, one of Turkey's leading private institutions in the field of the arts, is adding a new strand to its support for classical music on its 20th anniversary: a programme of Music Scholarships. The purpose of these scholarships is to train competent musicians for Turkey's orchestras, starting with but by no means limited to Tekfen Philharmonic. Available to students of music under Turkish citizenship who have chosen orchestral playing as their future career, it will provide support for young musicians receiving training at undergraduate (first degree) level at abroad.

Applications for scholarships should be addressed to the Tekfen website - - no later than 7 June. Following an initial assessment, applicants who pass this initial stage will then be invited to attend an interview in Istanbul on 19 June at which they will face a jury and display their musical skills.