MK Community Foundation Bursary Award Winner Announced

Date Posted:24/11/2015

MK Community Foundation Bursary Award Winner Announced

The audience of Venue MK were treated to a spectacular performance on Saturday evening, as Giulio Biddau made his England debut with a brilliant rendition of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, under the baton of the orchestra’s incredible Music Director, Damian Iorio.

Opening the concert, Milton Keynes City Orchestra musicians played Pelleas and Melisande from Sibelius, celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth, before Giulio took to the stage.

The second half of the concert saw the presentation of the Community Foundation Music Bursary to euphonium player, Timothy Dawson. Currently borrowing his euphonium from the Salvation Army, Timothy is hoping to use his £1,500 bursary prize to purchase one of his own for when he goes to Music College.

Director of Programmes at MK Community Foundation, Bart Gamber said “We’re thrilled to support Timothy as he develops his musical career - it’s fantastic to be able to support young musicians on their journey thanks to our donor Maureen Hopkinson.”

Chairman of MKCO, Marian Livingstone said: “Our concert last Saturday was a triumph, not least for celebrating the talent of young musicians. Having played together in Italy last season, Giulio and Damian were able to put on a fantastic show for the MK audience. We were also thrilled to see Timothy Dawson receive his MK Community Foundation Music Bursary award on stage with our professional musicians cheering him on. “   


Following the presentation, MKCO brought the evening to a close with Beethoven’s Symphony No.1, bringing the almost packed out venue to their feet.



Editor Notes:

Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) is a professional freelance orchestra providing a first-class listening and visual experience for audiences at every stage of classical music appreciation.

The Orchestra is dedicated to the delivery of a relevant and innovative education and outreach programme, working closely with partners in education, the arts and charities that have similar goals and ambitions within the community.

For further information please contact:

Media Enquiries: Daisy Castle, Jeanius Consulting Limited, Public Relations Consultants for Milton Keynes City Orchestra Tel 01908 827340 Email

Milton Keynes City Orchestra: Marian Livingstone, Chairman, Tel 01908 233123/ 07836 583505