Zephyr's Postgraduate Viola Studies in London and Berlin

$5,290 of $22,000 goal
Given by 49 generous donors in 19 days

Fundraising to attend postgraduate programmes at the Royal College of Music and/or the Guildhall and/or Hanns Eisler Conservatories

Waiheke Island, Auckland

As a classical violist from New Zealand, I have received offers from three world-leading music conservatories to continue my classical viola postgraduate studies in Europe.

The most expensive is the Royal College of Music, which has offered me an Artist Diploma from September 2024 - July 2025. Thanks to scholarships from RCM, the Kiwi Music Scholarship, and several generous patrons, I currently need only £11,000 to pay the £27,200 fees. Living costs in London are varied, but will be significantly reduced if I win an apartment with the Victoria League, for which my application is still being processed.

I have received a larger scholarship from the Guildhall Conservatory in London to complete a Masters of Music from 2024-2026. With course costs equivalent to RCM, I would need £9,000 to attend this September.

Finally, I am in the final round of auditions for a Masters of Music at the Hanns Eisler Conservatory in Berlin. This will be free should I be admitted in June, and any funds raised (should I be unable to afford RCM and Guildhall) would go towards living expenses in Berlin.

I am still awaiting the results of my applications to the Tait Memorial Trust and Creative New Zealand with a combined value of £11,000 (results announced in June), however, anything to assist with the current projected costs would be greatly appreciated.

I will also be doing a musical fundraising tour of NZ this July, and would love to see you all at some of the shows! More details on my socials.

Use of funds

Fees and living costs for RCM or Guildhall in London, or living costs for Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

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Monica 1 day ago
Zephyr Wills

Thanks for the support Monica!

Zephyr Wills
Neil 4 days ago
Zephyr Wills

Thanks so much for the contribution Neil! Your support really means a lot!

Zephyr Wills
Lynne 7 days ago
Best wishes and good luck
Zephyr Wills

Thanks Lynne! Your support really makes a difference, for which I'm immensely grateful!

Zephyr Wills
Ruth & David
Ruth & David 7 days ago
All the best. We look forward to updates on your exciting journey
Zephyr Wills

Thank you Ruth and David for the support! I'm so excited about continuing my studies in Europe. Thanks for helping to make that possible!

Zephyr Wills
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Guest Donor on 20 May 2024
With best wishes for your future.
Zephyr Wills

Thanks so much for your generous donation! It really means the world!

Zephyr Wills

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This campaign started on 9 May 2024 and ends on 31 Oct 2024.