Posted: 15 November 2003
To mark the Trust's appreciation of generous donations made to the Trust by the children of Frank and Hilda Stokes and Marjorie Meyer and to commemorate the long and close friendship that their parents had with Alan and Nancy Bush, the Trust has established an annual prize of £100 for sight-reading for students at the Royal Academy of Music.
In June 2003 the first award of the prize was made to Sergey Rybin. Born in Siberia, Sergey studied at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, later joining the staff as a Professor of Piano. He began his studies on the RAM Piano Accompaniment Course in September 2002 where his professors are Malcolm Martineau and Colin Stone. Since then, Sergey has given various public performances at London venues as well as concerts at the RAM. He has been the recipient of a number of other RAM prizes.