"Having been on the scheme since the end of 2009, it is hard to imagine the musician I would be had I not been chosen to take part. First and foremost the standard of my piano playing has come on in leaps and bounds since when I first started. I would have never before dreamt of passing a diploma with distinction, becoming West Suffolk's Young Musician of the Year, or performing Prokofiev's 3rd Sonata. This has been made possible by a combination of expert tuition every three or so weeks in London, intense residential courses and hard work, all under the guidance of Richard Meyrick. Pianoman has also played a major part in getting me to Oxford University where I read Music."

John Young,