One scholarship winner from the UK will be chosen around Easter. Please contact us if you are interested in auditioning. Two contrasting pieces of your own choice (at least one must be classical), each no more than 5 mins long. The udition will take place in East London at Newham Sixth form college (NewVic) in the heart of East London.

There will be one Corsican scholarship winner to be chosen at the competition in Corsica on Friday 14 August. Open only to residents of Corsica.


The 2014 scholarship winners were two deserving young musicians from London, who were selected by audition, to travel to Corsica for a week of intensive tuition, all expenses paid.

Past winners

"The Ponte Cultura course was a wonderful experience. Especially in improving my skills as a musician with world class one to one lessons with Nina Rautio, and working in ensembles with many incredibly talented musicians. Even whilst still in London building up to the fundraising concert I learnt so much from the musicians I had the honor to perform with before I'd even left for Corsica. I am very grateful to the professors for the support I received on the course, their ongoing support and the Ponte Cultura team for the generous scholarship awarded to me that made this experience possible. Corsica is such a beautiful place with wonderful inspiring views. A brilliant home for such an intensive course. Nothing like luscious mountains to look out on to before some making glorious music. I absolutely loved my time in Corsica on the Ponte Cultura course and would definitely recommended it, not only for developing as a musician but also for the amazing people you get to meet and work with and the incredibly tasty food. Many thanks to the Ponte Cultura Team for this wonderful experience". 2014
AMA OFORI-DARKO . London . Soprano. aged 20 (2014)

"I have participated in the musical adventures in Vero from the very beginning, and have loved it every year. The fantastic Ponte Cultura team give us individual, chamber and orchestral classes, and the setting of the village of Vero is  ideal and the welcome especially warm. 
I was lucky enough to win the young Corsican talent competition, and with the scholarship visited London for intensive lessons. As a result of this visit I played with the Ponte Cultura professors in a professional concert in Dorset and experienced some unforgettable moments. I was generously looked after by Line Playfair for the whole week, who was a wonderful host. Ponte Cultura has allowed me the opportunity to experience incredible moments, meet some wonderful new friends and learn an enormous amount". 2014

LETIZIA CARLI. Ajaccio, Corsica . Violin- . aged 15 (2010-2014)

The Ponte Cultura project was a truly unique and special experience. I am so grateful for the amazing opportunities I was provided with by the Ponte Cultura team; world class teaching, excellent performance opportunities and meeting so many interesting new people - not to mention an extremely generous scholarship to cover the costs of the course. During the project I was constantly motivated and inspired by the teachers and students, and it has given me much more faith in myself and pushed me to work hard to achieve my dream of becoming a professional musician.
LILA BHATTACHERGEE. London. Flute. aged 18 (2014)