Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellows receive an award that makes a substantial contribution to their course fees and living costs. Holders of this award are considered members of the team of junior fellows and will be expected to participate fully in RCM life.
The Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship is only available to students on the Artist Diploma (ArtDip) in Performance programme and cannot be held for more than one year.
All junior and accompaniment fellows hold a unique position at the Royal College of Music. They are expected to develop musical and communication skills by undertaking further intensive study, working with other students internally and doing all they can to raise the profile of the RCM externally. All fellows work in close contact with the Creative Careers Centre, the RCM’s centre for professional skills and publicity services.
Current Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow
Gabriella Jones, violin
Violinist Gabriella Jones studied for ten years at Chetham's School of Music, before graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2016. Her musical successes began at an early age; whilst at Chetham’s, she was awarded the school’s prestigious concerto and chamber prizes, and led the Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra, under conductors such as Paul Mann, David Hill and Paul McCreish. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across the UK and Europe, including appearances at the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Cadogan Hall, and combined with musicians such as Leon McCawley, Tom Poster, Nicola Bennedetti and the Endellion Quartet.
Whilst at Cambridge, Gabriella held a University Instrumental Award, giving numerous chamber recitals across the University. She led the University Chamber Orchestra, performing under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington, Carlos Izcaray and Nick Collon. In 2013, Gabriella co-founded the Trinity College Chamber Orchestra, performing regularly with the ensemble both as leader, and concert soloist.
Gabriella frequently collaborates with composers, and has premiered works by Sally Beamish and John Joubert, amongst others. At the opposite end, Gabriella performs regularly as a baroque violinist, playing with ensembles such Instruments of Time and Truth, Florilegium and Wond’rous Machine, and she frequently leads the Royal College of Music Baroque Orchestra. Her baroque violin is a 1756 Jacob Kloz which is generously on loan by the Cherubim Trust.
Gabriella is pursuing a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music. She is an RCM scholar supported by the Yehudi Menuhin Trust and the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust.
Shortlisting and interviews
Shortlisting for junior fellowships will take place once the RCM’s audition process is complete, which is usually in February. Only students offered a place on the Artist Diploma in Performance will be considered.
Interviews for the Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship will be announced at a later date. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Interviews will be held at the Royal College of Music in London.
Getting to the Royal College of Music
Should you be invited to interview, you will be required to bring original documentation (visa, passport or leave to remain in the UK) confirming that you have permission to be in the UK.
In your interview you will be required to:
- Meet and talk with a panel
- Discuss the contents of your portfolio and your achievements to date
- Expand on any of the information in your portfolio in light of developments since applying
- Discuss experience and career plans and suggest ways in which you would like to contribute to the work of the RCM
- Present a short extract of not more than five minutes from your submitted recording and be prepared to discuss your performance(s) as an instrumentalist. Key selection criteria will include your ability to evaluate this in terms of strengths and weaknesses, as well as your development to date and future goals
Results will be conveyed as soon as possible after the interviews have taken place.
If you are expected to perform on the day of the interview, you will be notified in advance.
Conditions for successful applicants
As Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow you will be expected to:
- Include reference to the award in your CV and in any biographical notes accompanying appearances
- Produce a short written report on activities undertaken to date by the end of each term
- Keep trustees and sponsors informed on a regular basis of opportunities to attend performances or events in which you are involved