Support us

Support us

Scottish Young Musicians is made possible through the support of its funders and donors. SYM receives no local or central government support and relies on individual donors, corporate donors and trusts and foundations for all its funding.

Your donations make a real difference to the lives of our young people across Scotland. ​​​​


Fund Your Local Authority Competition 

It costs only £1,000 to fund the local authority competition in your area. This covers all the schools in the authority and provides central support. Have your name or the name of your company linked to this inspiring project. Email us today to find out more. We would love to hear from you.

Our Supporters

We are enormously grateful for the generous support of the following Individuals, Companies, Trusts and Foundations:

Music Partners


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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Stringers of Edinburgh logo

Band Supplies logo

Haydock Music logo

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Benedetti Foundation

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra logo

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Incorporated Society of Musicians

Scottish Ensemble

Trusts, Foundations & Corporate Sponsors

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The Cornershop PR

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Virgin Money

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  • Penpont Charitable Trust
  • The Rhona Reid Charitable Trust (supporting North Ayrshire)
  • The Stevenston Charitable Trust 
  • Sylvia Aitken's Charitable Trust
  • The Tay Charitable Trust


  • Geoff Ball
  • Nicola Benedetti CBE
  • Hamish Buchan
  • Julie Carrie
  • Peter Dart (for Branding Advice)
  • Laura Gardiner
  • Alex Hammond-Chambers
  • Dr Ursula Jones OBE (Brass Ensemble of the Year and Best Solo Brass Player prizes)
  • Miloš Karadaglic
  • Alan Kerr (supporting Renfrewshire)
  • Adam Lee
  • Scott Lygate
  • Sir James MacMillan CBE
  • Edward McCardle
  • Paula McWilliams
  • Jim Mellon
  • Ian Mills
  • Maureen Morrison
  • Lio Moscardini
  • Mae Murray
  • Jane Nicolson (for Media Support)
  • Kirk Richardson
  • Graham Sheffield CBE
  • Alexander Stoddart FRSE (for The Maid of Morven Trophy)
  • Louise Timney
  • Lord Vallance of Tummel (supporting Perth & Kinross)
  • John Wallace CBE

The William Syson Foundation is delighted to support Scottish Young Musicians in the launch of these competitions. The musical education of thousands of young people will be enriched as a result and we know that our financial contribution will give excellent value for money.

Maureen Morrison
Cellist, Trustee of The William Syson Foundation

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