Our Partners

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of London.

Ranked number one in Arts, Drama & Music by the Complete University Guide 2024, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama is considered one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world and a 
global leader in creative and professional practice.

Our scholarships

  • The Gwen Catley Scholarship for a singer in both years of the two year Opera Studies course
  • The Essie Amar Scholarship for an MA in Acting
  • Two scholarships for an MA in Collaborative Theatre Production and Design
  • The Wolfgang Bruckner Memorial Scholarship for an MA répétiteur

Photo credit: Clive Totman

Honorary Fellowships for the Trust founders

The Guildhall School has awarded two Honorary Fellowships to Maureen Amar and Richard Jenkins in recognition of their support for many students for over 20 years.

The Trust has enabled a large number of postgraduate students of opera, performing arts and production arts to complete their academic training.

They also have been major supporters of the National Opera Studio and Samling Institute for Young Artists. Bravura House was developed with the purpose of providing accommodation for postgraduate students at the Guildhall School 
and National Opera Studio at a subsidised cost.

Photo credit: Paul Cochrane
Photo credit: Paul Cochrane

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is incredibly grateful to The Amar-Franses & Foster-Jenkins Trust for its generous and longstanding support of our postgraduate students.

The scholarships provided by the Trust have relieved the financial pressures faced by many students at the School, removing potential barriers to transformative performance training at a world leading conservatoire. 
What’s more, in offering access to bespoke student accommodation (complete with a remarkable rehearsal space in the garden!), Maureen and Richard have shown a deep understanding of the needs of aspiring performers, and a dedication to enabling students to achieve their full potential.

Principal, Jonathan Vaughan