Saudi singers seeking to study at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, one of the world’s greatest conservatoires, can apply for a new scholarship launched by Community Jameel and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF). Open to students from around the world, including Saudi Arabia, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation-Community Jameel Scholarship supports students who study full-time at the RCM and will be awarded on merit at audition and need.
Andrea Bocelli is one of the world’s most famous singers, a tenor who has performed in the greatest opera houses and is one of the highest-selling artists of all time.
Many of the ABF’s core values are shared by Community Jameel, a global philanthropy that focuses on creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and youth. In January, on stage at the Winter in Tantora festival in AlUla, Bocelli explained how Mohammed Jameel, Community Jameel’s founder, had inspired him to pursue philanthropy and found the ABF.
Speaking at the launch of the scholarship in London, Fady Jameel, president, International of Community Jameel, said: “With our goal of innovating for a better future, we have found in the Royal College of Music a global institution taking a creative approach to delivering musical education for all. In partnership with the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, and inspired by maestro Bocelli himself, we are launching this scholarship so that students from Saudi Arabia and around the world can have access to the best music education in the world.”
RCM Director Professor Colin Lawson said: “We are extremely grateful to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and Community Jameel for their powerful commitment to the Royal College of Music’s More Music Campaign. This new scholarship will give young singers each year the remarkable opportunity to study at the RCM without financial burden. One of the More Music Campaign’s key aims is to make musical education available to all; philanthropic partnerships such as this is vital to this vision.”