Tarisio is launching a new program to aid young musicians at the start of their careers. In the current economic climate it is harder than ever for young musicians to afford fine instruments and bows. To help these players, from March 2011 Tarisio will award up to $10,000 (£6,000) of matching funds to one winning applicant for each Tarisio auction of fine instruments and bows. Currently there are four fine auctions per year, two in London (March and October) and two in New York (April and October).
To apply you must be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a music performance degree program, and be under the age of 30 as of the application deadline.
Applications open five months before each auction starts and the deadline will be approximately two weeks before the auction ends. A winner will be chosen at random and notified promptly after the application deadline.
Tarisio will award up to $10,000 of matching funds towards the hammer price of any instrument or bow bought by the winner in the auction.
"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."