In the words of one of the leading teachers of Scottish Traditional Music, Lauren is "quite simply the best I have ever seen".
As well as being an accomplished orchestral percussionist already, Adam’s real passion is for solo percussion. Considered to be a gifted and original musician, Adam has the potential to reach the top of his field.
Amelie has a strong and clear desire to communicate through her music.
Head of brass at the RSAMD, Glasgow says that Arlene is “quite simply one of the very best brass players” to have studied at the RSAMD.
Barbara began studying cello with Russian cellist Oleg Studnicki when she was seven. From the start she impressed as a young musician of enormous talent and potential.
Bethan's teacher is delighted with the way she is developing an individual way of expressing her innate musicality on the viola.
Hailed as a Rising Star by the magazine International Piano, Christina Lawrie performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician.
Claire, from Broomhill in Glasgow, was the youngest artist commissioned to create artwork for the Scottish Parliament, producing a stunning series of photographs entitled Inclusion.
As well as being technically advanced, Connor has impressed his teacher with his extreme musicality and musical maturity and sensitivity, which is unusual in someone of his young age.
From Crieff, Perthshire, Connor is the youngest winner of a Dewar Arts Awards. He is passionate about piping.
David is considered to be one of the most original, inventive and thought-provoking young artists working in Scotland today.
Already David's music has been performed in Ireland, Europe, Australia, South America and the US to critical acclaim.
Diana Simpson is one of the very few electroacoustic composers supported by an award. Her work has been performed internationally and she has been recognised in a number of prestigious competitions.
Eilidh's tutor Steven Doane writes, “Eilidh is one of the most intensely musical young people it has ever been my pleasure to teach. I believe she is one of Scotland’s finest young artists, and will bring great credit to her country.”
Elysia's tutor considers her to be a singer of major potential who combines a mezzo-soprano voice of rare quality with an innate musicality and sense of drama.
Emma started playing Scottish fiddle in primary 6 and quickly showed natural musical ability and great potential.
A senior teacher at the Glasgow School of Art describes Erica as "without doubt one of the best artists I have ever encountered in over twenty years of teaching".
Gillian started playing bassoon three years ago when she was 10. From the start she impressed as a natural.
Rapidly becoming a bassoonist of note, Graeme recently performed a concerto for bassoon and trumpet, with John Wallace, principal of RSAMD, on trumpet.
Hamish, from Grantown on Spey, started studying piano and flute at the age of 10. He grew up in a family steeped in the traditions of Scottish music.
Successful piper, Hazel, has been a member of the top-class Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Juvenile Pipe Band for over four years.
Since the age of 11, Helen has appeared regularly with the Lyceum Youth Theatre and had leading roles in two children’s BBC Scotland TV serials.
Everyone who hears Holly Lawson sing agrees that they are listening to someone with an extra-special talent.
No stranger to winning piping competitions, James is the current and last year’s Scottish Junior Piping Champion.
As an undergraduate, Jamie impressed with his outstanding creativity and ability to challenge orthodox approaches to textile design with flair and panache.
Jennifer McVey, whose Glasgow roots go back generations, has been involved in the arts and theatre from a very young age.
Jonathan, from Wishaw, is considered to be an outstanding and unique talent in Scotland with a voice, musicality and performance abilities that are described as ‘breathtaking’.
Karen has become established as a top British mezzo-soprano and is one of the most distinguished young Scottish artists of recent years.
Now a freelance musician, Kathleen is current Scottish and British accordion, piano and piano accompaniment champion in traditional Irish music.
Kayley started playing the violin when she was 9 years old at her primary school in Springburn where she lives. It was soon apparent that she had a special musical gift which should be nurtured.
Kirsty comes from a family with a long tradition in Gaelic music. She has been involved in many arts projects in her hometown of Tobermory over the years.
Laura moved to Scotland to pursue a Master of Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art and has now made Glasgow her base where she believes that, as an artist, her work can flourish in a supportive environment.
From the age of seven, Laura’s driving ambition has been to become a professional musician.
Lee graduated with a first-class honours from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. She received the John Grays Legacy while an undergraduate and was also nominated by Gray’s for the BP Prize.
While still an undergraduate, Lesley-Ann distinguished herself by winning the Eugene Cruft prize for Double Bass in 2004 and 2006.
Linsey is considered to have both the technique and artistic potential to become one of the very finest lead trumpeters in the UK.
Lorna’s musical CV is impressive, she is winner of many prizes and awards, including the 2005 Waddell Memorial Prize for Scottish String Players.
Madeleine is considered to be one of the most gifted mezzo sopranos of her generation.
Born and brought up in Edinburgh, Malcolm is an innovative designer and maker. He excels at combining the unusual and unconventional to create well designed objects that function.
Michael O’Donnell is, in the opinion of his RCM tutor, one of the finest oboists of his generation who brings a generosity of spirit in all he does.
Murdo, who was brought up in the West Highland village of Nostie in Lochalsh in Ross-shire, has a passion for his native Scottish culture. He has an outstanding vocal talent, in addition to playing the clàrsach, which have won him 26 gold medals at local and national Mods.
Peter comes from a family of strong musicians and is considered to be one of the finest percussionists to come through the RSAMD Youthworks programe.
Still only an undergraduate at Duncan of Jordanstone, Richard has a most individual, creative mind and no doubt will become a creative force in the future.
Roberta comes from a family of dedicated young musicians who between them play harp, piano, euphonium, Northumbrian smallpipes, piano accordion, trumpet and clarinet.
Roisin is an extremely talented multi instrumentalist, who can perform to a very high standard on a variety of instruments.
Rowan is a natural musician who can communicate with his audience and convey his passion for the music he’s playing.
Ruairidh, a former pupil of Aberdeen City Music School, started playing drums when he was 12.
Sarah ranks as one of the two most remarkable metalworkers of her generation.She is "an ambitious spirit" who consistently produces fresh and exciting work.
Sarah’s ambition is to preserve the style of tune developed in the 17th Century, typified by the Slow Strathspey, and the West Coast style of fiddling and to bring it to an international audience.
Shona is a flautist of huge potential, who also enjoys promoting Scottish composers whenever she has the opportunity.
Even at the age of 13, Stephanie was considered to be an outstanding clàrsach player and, according to her teacher, a "perfect example of the revitalisation of our traditional music making within the younger generation".
Steven has a flair for technical and musical performance is rarely seen in young percussionists of his generation.
As well as being a piper of great potential, Stuart plays acoustic and electric guitar and writes and arranges his own music.
Tom excels equally at composition, performing on the cello and conducting. He has enormous potential to make a huge contribution to the artistic life of Scotland and internationally.