Arts Scholars Announced

This year we are pleased to announce the highest number of arts scholarships to date at University of Bath, awarding 18 talented students thanks to our generous donors.

Eloise Tong, Arts Development Manager at the University was impressed by the standard of the eighteen students, ‘2018-19 sees the most diverse range of arts scholars since the University of Bath arts scholarship programme began with students who excel in music, theatre, dance and visual arts. I have been blown away by their exceptional talent, determination to succeed, and motivation.’

Each scholar will also showcase their hard work in this year’s Platform event in March, an annual showcase celebrating our scholars’ talents and championing the arts.

Now in its fourth year, the scholarships programme helps fulfil student’s creative potential alongside their academic studies. The programme provides opportunities and support for students to develop their skills, collaborate across art forms and work with arts professionals to further their expertise.

We would like to thank Santander, Nick Berry, Elly Williams, Grace McQuaid, Dorothy Walters-Godfree, and Margaret Dewey for their generous contributions to the arts scholarship programme.

Arts Scholars 2018-19

Aitor Garcia-Ruiz, PhD Research Programme Physics
Piano

Andrés Lopez Moreno, MSci (Hons) Mathematics and Physics
Classical Guitar

Annayah Prosser, MRes Sustainable Futures
Performing Arts

Bas Lodewijks, PhD Research Programme in Statistics
Saxophone

Catrina Pietralla, BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences
Violin

Damon Protopapa, MEng (Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Drums

Demetris Ioakim, BSc (Hons) Mathematics
Voice

Dominic Macias, PhD Research Programme in Chemistry
Latin & Ballroom

Eléna Gomez Ochoa, BSc (Hons) International Management
Ballet

Florence Merrett, MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Musical Theatre

Jan Kirkham, BA (Hons) Sport & Social Sciences
Photography

Leah Garrad, BSc (Hons) Sociology
Photography

Maria Carnarius, MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Piano

Pearson Brown, BSc (Hons) Architecture
Visual Arts

Roya Gharbi, BSc (Hons) Psychology
Musical Theatre

Taalia Morgan, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Professional Placement
Cello

Theresa Allsopp, BA (Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (German and ab initio Italian)
Flute

Yunfeng Shi, MMath Mathematics
Piano

Image Credits:
Above – 1. Arts scholar Theresa Allsopp, photograph by Anna Barclay.
Below – 1. Arts scholar Catrina Pietralla photograph by Anna Barclay.  2. Photograph by Dan Innes, arts scholar 2017-18.

Celebrate the talent of our scholars

Arts Scholar Showcase

Platform

The Edge
Join us for a wonderful and unique evening showcasing the impressive artistic talents of University of Bath students.

Find out about our scholars

Arts Scholar

Bas Lodewijks

Saxophonist Bas, studying PhD Research Programme in Statistics, shares his thoughts on how his passion for music began and what he’s working on ahead of Platform, the annual scholar showcase.

Arts Scholar

Maria Carnarius

Pianist and MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering student Maria shares her interest in piano Jazz music and which musicians have inspired her.

Arts Scholar

Damon Protopapa

Drummer and MEng (Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering student Damon Protopapa shares his love for the arts. He tells us how he came to play the drums and what he's working on for the annual scholarship showcase Platform.

Arts Scholar

Catrina Pietralla

Violinist and BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences student Catrina Pietralla shares how she first encountered the world of music at the age of 4 and which musicians inspire her.

Arts Scholar

Leah Garrad

Photographer Leah Garrad is studying BSc (Hons) Sociology at the University of Bath and has been selected as an Arts Scholar for 2018-19. Leah shares her interest in architectural and street photography, who has inspired her, and what she's working on ahead of Platform, the annual arts scholarship showcase.

Arts Scholar

Taalia Morgan

Cellist and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences student Taalia Morgan shares how she came to learn the cello, how her tutor inspired her and the other creative outlets in her life.

Arts Scholar

Theresa Allsopp

Flautist and BA (Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies student Theresa Allsopp shares how music is a form of escapism for her and the exciting cross-art form collaborations she is working on for Platform, the annual scholarship showcase.

Arts Scholar

Florence Merrett

MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering student Florence Merret has had a passion for performing arts from a young age and shares how it has been a big part of her life through school, college and now at University of Bath.

Arts Scholar

Pearson Brown

BSc (Hons) Architecture student Pearson Brown shares the three major artistic projects he is working on, how music greatly inspires his creative expression, and what he's working on ahead of Platform, the annual scholarship showcase.

Arts Scholars

Aitor Garcia-Ruiz

Pianist Aitor Garcia-Ruiz shares how he marries his two passions: science and music, the ways they have come together through history, and what collaborations he is working on ahead of Platform, the annual arts scholarship showcase.

Arts Scholar

Elena Gomez Ochoa

Dancer and BSc (Hons) International Management student Elena shares how her interest in dance began, what inspires her and what she has been working on for Platform, the annual arts scholarship showcase.

Arts Scholar

Jan Kirkham

Photographer Jan Kirkham is studying BA (Hons) Sport & Social Sciences at the University of Bath and has been selected as an Arts Scholar for a second year. Jan shares how he has been able to combine his interest in sport and fashion with photography, and how his course has enabled him to create more meaningful imagery. 

Arts Scholar

Leo Shi

Pianist Leo Shi is studying MMath Mathematics at the University of Bath and has been selected as an Arts Scholar for 2018-19. Leo shares how music became a part of his life, who inspires him and who he is collaborating with for Platform, the annual scholarship showcase.

Arts Scholar

Annayah Prosser

Annayah Prosser is studying MRes Sustainable Futures at the University of Bath and has been selected as an Arts Scholar for 2018-19. Annayah shares her experience in performing, her passion for theatre as a means to educate as well as entertain, and the collaborations she has been working on ahead of Platform, the annual scholarship showcase.

Arts Scholar

Roya Gharbi

Roya Gharbi is studying BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of Bath and has been selected as an Arts Scholar for 2018-19. Roya shares her theatre experiences and how studying psychology and the complexities of the human mind helps her to perform. 

Arts Scholar

Dominic Macias

Dominic Macias is studying PhD Research Programme in Chemistry and has been selected as an Arts Scholar for 2018-19. Dominic found his love for dance through University of Bath Latin and Ballroom Club and will be performing accompanied by music scholars in Platform on Friday 22 March.