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Towards 150 Concert

We were delighted to welcome former bursary pupil and renowned musician Mathilde Milwidsky for the first in a series of concerts to launch our Towards 150 Bursary Campaign.

Fresh from her performance at the Wigmore Hall last week, prize-winning violinist Mathilde played a spectacular live-streamed concert from Waterlow Hall, dedicated to the school’s campaign to increase the diversity and accessibility of South Hampstead – tune in to watch it here.

Mathilde describes her own bursary place at South Hampstead, from the age of 11, as “an incredible gift.” She went on to choose the Royal Academy of Music over Cambridge, graduating with a string of awards in 2017. Earlier this year, she was a major prizewinner at the Peter Pirazzi Stiftung Competition in Frankfurt and became a scholarship-holder of Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, Hamburg.

When the doors to Waterlow Hall opened in January, the plan was for the state-of-the-art performance space to provide a foundation and stepping-stone for our future plans. As Mrs Bingham highlighted, as she introduced the concert: “As we look towards our 150th anniversary in 2026, increasing the diversity and accessibility of South Hampstead moves to the forefront of our ambition. We have a strong legacy of supporting young women who have ability and potential, regardless of means, and look forward to opening our doors and creating more opportunities over the next few years.” 

We have recently published our Philanthropy Review 2020 to thank everyone for their support over the past year and provide an update on our future plans for 2026 and beyond.




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