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HELP! a young pianist from Cairo, Egypt. (Read 936 times)

Offline sandyashraf

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HELP! a young pianist from Cairo, Egypt.
« on: August 26, 2016, 01:58:19 PM »
Hello, i've been studying piano on my own with private teachers as the music conservatory here is not good at all. i reached what i think an advanced level with my teacher from Georgia, latest thing i played was the Chopin - Ballade no. 1. i wanted to ask you, how do i pursue a professional career, where do i get a degree knowing that i'm not very good financially, i'm 22 by the way. i searched a bit and found music schools in Germany with fees no more than 500 euros (which i can afford). what i can't afford is accommodation and living expenses. so what should i do? Thank you :)

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Re: HELP! a young pianist from Cairo, Egypt.
«Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 03:33:28 PM »
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"England is a country of pianos, they are everywhere."

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Re: HELP! a young pianist from Cairo, Egypt.
«Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 03:34:04 PM »
Tidy up your German and get a part time Job!! Joking aside -

I have seen people sponsored - I think a few members on here, auditioned and got sponsored to cover their costs you could consider that as an alternative.

http://gb.abrsm.org/tr/about-abrsm/sponsorship/international-sponsorship-fund/

As part of our ongoing work to support and encourage music learning around the world we introduced an international sponsorship fund in 2011 that we opened to any individual, group or music organisation outside the UK and Ireland engaging in activities that inspired more people to participate in music, music teaching and learning.

I'm not sure if that example completely applies to yourself, but have a look online for ideas like that.

this might be better

https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/studying-at-the-academy/financial-support

Financial Support
New Scholarships and Bursaries at the Royal Academy of Music
Inspiring the next generation on a platform of excellence
The Royal Academy of Music attributes its reputation as one of the finest conservatoires in the world to the exceptionally gifted students who arrive on its doorstep each year and to the world-class teaching staff and luminaries who train them. We believe musical talent should not be impeded by financial constraint and we are therefore dedicated to raising funds for the talented and needy. Our collective desire to promote outstanding achievement is reflected in our recent successes in raising new funds.
The Academy distributes significant amounts of funding each year.
Our funding supports undergraduate and postgraduate students from the UK, the EU and other countries overseas. Funding is awarded based on both merit and need. In a few cases we can assist students in extreme financial hardship. We rely on the generosity of individuals and charitable organisations to provide financial support for our students and every effort is made to increase the amount available to us on an annual basis.
"England is a country of pianos, they are everywhere."

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Re: HELP! a young pianist from Cairo, Egypt.
«Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 12:44:41 PM »
Thank you for replying :) i will definitely start learning German haha