The Theme & Variations Foundation’s mission is to provide support and encouragement for aspiring young Australian pianists. This will be achieved by providing scholarships, bursaries and prizes for Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are currently enrolled in an approved course of study in recognised secondary, tertiary or educational Australian or overseas institutions. Recipients of the Foundation’s scholarships and awards may give them access to:
- Events run by recognised music teaching institutions for students who could not otherwise afford such teaching
- Help with travel and accommodation costs and tuition fees
- Performance opportunities
- Masterclass opportunities.
The board is currently looking into all of the above ways in which support can be provided. The Foundation will review its grants programs each year to ensure they remain relevant to developments in the performance world.