Scholarship and Awards
MIA Scholarship Award
It has been a tradition for several years to select one participant from each summer to receive an award that enables them to return the following summer on full scholarship. The MPIMC Faculty carefully evaluates each participant throughout the week and makes the decision based upon both the performances and the improvement throughout the week's masterclasses.
We are pleased to offer the MIA award in 2018 to Lauren Flaten.
Galway Festival Award
We are honoured to continue our friendship and partnership with Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway through our mutual collaboration on two special awards between the Galway Flute Festival and the Marina Piccinini International Masterclasses. Each year, these awards enable one participant of the MPIMC to attend the Galway Festival in Weggis, Switzerland on full scholarship on the following summer, and one Galway participant to attend the MPIMC on scholarship on the following summer as well. Winners The entire MPIMC team would like to thank Sir James and Lady Jeanne for their generosity, vision, and their dedictaed contributions to the global flute community.
The 2018 winners are Amir Farsi (Galway Award) and Clara Loisch (Piccinini Award).
2017 Winner Laura Futamura working with Ms. Piccinini in Miami
2016 Winner Christian Paquette in Switzerland with Lady Jeanne, Sir James and Marina Piccinini