George Clark

George began his singing training as a chorister at Truro Cathedral, which sparked his passion

for music. He featured as a soloist on the Truro Cathedral Choir recording as well as

performing live on ITVs " Born To Shine" and performing a solo recital at Dartington Hall.

Since his voice has changed he now trains as a bass/ baritone and has  completed a year as a bass choral

scholar at Truro Cathedral, as well as being a first bass in the main choir ofthe National Youth

Choir of Great Britain. He is moving on to study a Music Degree at York University and has

been awarded a Choral Scholarship at York Minster

                                    Matt Perry

                                    Matts passion for singing began when he joined MJUK at the age of 13 and he met Maria

                                    Jagusz. Since then he has become heavily involved in various amateur dramatic societies,

                                    including MJUK, Cirencester Operatic Society and Longborough Festival Opera.

                                    Matt is currently studying at the London College of Music, training in Musical Theatre.

                                    He hopes to one day perform on the West End and his biggest dream is to perform in Phantom

                                    of the Opera

Gilly Wells

Gilly graduated as a soprano on the Vocal and Opera studies course at the Royal Welsh

College of Music and Drama in 2013. She is often a guest soloist with choral groups and male

voice choirs. Recent highlights include performing the soprano solos in Handels Messiah,

Mozarts Requiem & the Bach Magnificat. In 2014 she was a prize winner in the prestigious

English song competition and was awarded senior vocal champion in the Bristol Festival of

Music and Drama. She continues her vocal training at The Royal Scottish Conservatoire

where she is studying for a Masters Degree. Following this Gilly hope to pursue a professional career in opera and recitals

                                    Daniel Annear

                                    Daniel is from St. Blazey in Cornwall and in Sept 2015 is beginning his training at the Arts

                                    University in Bournemouth. He is a talented and hard working performer and is delighted to

                                    have received the Chris Treglown Foundation Fund Award 2015

Alicia Fairhurst

Alicia is from Wadebridge and currently studying at the London School of Musical Theatre

                                    Flo Bonner

                                    Flo is aged 19 and from Saltash. She has studied singing and drama since she was seven

                                    She has won many cups and trophies over the years and her singing voice has helped to raise

                                    money for local worthy charities. She enjoys attending workshops and has had great

                                    experiences with the National Youth Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

                                    She is currently studying music and musical theatre at Chichester University

Alice Fisher

Alice is from Gloucestershire and is preparing to apply for Performing Arts colleges in 2016

                                               Alice Baker

                                               Alice was the recipient of an Award in 2012. Alice has continued to show her amazing

                                               talent appearing with Julian Clary in ‘Cinderella’ in Wolverhampton, playing ‘Nautica’ in

                                               her 3rd Year Drama School Production and recently performing in "Our House" at the

                                               Union theatre in London and she is about to begin rehearsing for her next professional

                                               panto where she is playing the lead role of Cinderella

George Turner and Jonathan Hyde

George (far right) became familiar with the genre of Musical Theatre

during his years at St. Austell College and he is now looking to hone his

skills and forge a career in the Performing Arts Industry

Whilst at the college George performed in ‘Pronoun’ written by Evan Placey

as part of the National Theatre Connections Project which is an annual

competition that sees young people up and down the country choose one

of ten plays to perform.

One version of each show is then chosen and showcased at the National

Theatre in July

Forty-seven other companies were competing and it was the St. Austell

College company that won!

Great friendships were formed with his fellow students and it has become one of George’s favourite memories “

It was mind blowing and a past experience that I now wish to achieve again one day” he says

George also participated in the Chris Treglown Foundation Fund concerts here in Cornwall in August 2014 in

association with MJ-UK Music and Arts and had a wonderful experience

Best of luck George!

Jonathan (far left) is originally from Gloucestershire and last year he received a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on their full time Artist Masters course. Maria Jagusz was Johnny’s first singing teacher

and he has been involved in many MJ-UK Music and Arts productions including ‘The Secret Garden’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, and ‘Les Miserables’

In 2011 he studied music at Cambridge University where he was a choral scholar at ST.John’s College. Jonathan

says “Living in the world of Opera is my ultimate goal, and studying at the Guildhall is the right environment for an aspiring Opera singer”

Sian Voller

Sian was the recipient of an Award in 2013. Sian is from Fairford in


She has been an active member of MJ-UK Music and Arts for many years taking

lead roles in their productions

Last year Sian was accepted at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire where she is

currently studying to be a classical singer

The Chris Treglown Foundation Fund wishes all the past recipients of the Award the very best of luck with their

careers. We will keep you informed of their progress

Johnny said of the Fund “It is a great strength to have such a fund available to it’s singers and I thank

The Chris Treglown Foundation Fund for the opportunity to apply”

past Awards

                                                     Chloe Arscott

                                                     Chloe is from South Petherwin near Launceston. She has always dreamt of

                                                     becoming a singer from a very young age. She has taken part in local theatrical

                                                     productions, and sung with choirs. In 2015 she won the vocal recital category at the

                                                     Cornwall Music Festival

                                                     She is currently studying German to enhance her repertoire and having weekly

                                                     lessons to enhance her skills

                                                     In September she is thrilled to be enrolling at the Birmingham Conservatoire where

                                                     she can continue her studies

Rosie Tuck

Rosie was studying Music, English Literature, Drama and

Theatre Studies at the Ridgeway School 6th Form College

Sining is her passion and she enjoys working on a variety of styles and sining

in groups and choirs. She was accepted into the National Youth Choir of

Great Britain and was looking forward to being involved with the

Longborough Festival Opera that July

                                                         Elliott Coombe

                                                         Elliot is from Callington. He found his love for singing at a young age and began

                                                         singing lessons at the age of 7. Throughout his school life he took part in

                                                         various performance opportunities and later became part of a Plymouth based

                                                         company where he had lead roles in Les Miserables and Miss Saigon. He spent

                                                         six weeks in The Gambia teaching in a Primary School and organising some

                                                         sports and music workshops.  This experience enriched his life and made him

                                                         more determined to pursue his career in music. He was accepted to study

                                                         Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He is now

                                                         halfway through his training and excited about the experiences which lie ahead


                                                         Jack Holton

                                                         Jack is 24 and is beginning his post graduate training at the Guildhall in London

                                                         His family roots are in Cornwall and he was inspired by his late grandfather, who

                                                         every year drove him (from the age of 3) from Cornwall to the Royal Tournament

                                                         at Earls Court. Jack's love of music began with the trombone and he later went on

                                                         to have many wonderful experiences . Later he found a deep passion for singing

                                                         and performing and decided this was a route he wished to pursue. He intends to

                                                         use his time on the masters programme to further his skills in performance,

                                                         develop his voice and to put himself in the best possible position to start the next

                                                         stage of his career as a young professional singer

Nathaniel Shervington

Nat is age 20 and and from Devon. His  ambition is to be able to work in the

music, film and creative industry and to be able to perform on the world stage

within these industries . He has been a very popular and committed member of

MJ-UK Music and Arts over the years and is currently in his final year at BIMM

in Bristol . He is researching a personally relevant topic of vocal attrition and

the psychological and biological implications behind singing and vocal attrition

Nat wants to develop his singing voice and continue with vocal lessons and

future courses in singing/ opera

Ollie Humphries

Ollie began his performing career with MJ-UK Music and Arts in their performance

of Chess. He was accepted at the Sylvia Young Theatre School

He has realised that singing is his passion and especially Musical Theatre

He is continuing with his singing lessons and has joined Stage Smart to enable

him to get as much performing experience as he can

Charles Secombe

Cornish recipient of the 2017 ‘Chris Treglown Foundation Award


                                                     Charles was 18 and from St. Agnes in Cornwall

                                                     In the past two years his voice had flourished along

                                                     with his passion for singing and he hoped to continue developing vocally with the

                                                     dream of studying as an opera singer.

                                                               Rosanna Rowe

                                                               Cornish 2017 ‘Runner Up’

                                                               Rosanna was 16 and from Blisland

                                                               she has taken many exams in

                                                               singing and been extremely

                                                               successful. She sings with the

                                                               Cornwall County Youth Choir and

                                                               the National Youth Choir

                                                               Her plans are eventually to study

                                                               singing at a Conservatoire

                                                               following her studies at Truro


Laurence Kilsby  MJ-UK Music and Arts

Gloucestershire recipient of the 2017 Chris Treglown Foundation Award

                                                   Laurence was 18 and from Moreton in the Marsh. He has had an incredible musical

                                                   journey and in 2009 won the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year

                                                   Currently he is ready to study and take a place in September at the Royal College

                                                   of a Music in London

                                                                               Megan Strachan  MJ-UK Music and Arts

                                                                               Gloucestershire ‘Runner Up’

                                                                               Meghan is 21 and from Nailsworth

                                                                               She is a classical crossover soprano and

                                                                               her aim is to apply for the Jette Parker

                                                                               apprenticeship scheme at the Royal Opera


2017 Awards

                                                        Peter Edge

                                                        (MJUK winner of The Chris Treglown Foundation Fund Award)

                                                        Peter is 24yrs old and has a lovely baritone voice . He has studied with Maria in

                                                        workshops and is currently studying at the Royal College of Music in London.

                                                        He regularly performs in concerts and enjoys hosting his own.

                                                        He teaches music in schools and is passionate about inspiring others

                                                                  Harry Apps

                                                                  (MJUK runner up)

                                                                  Harry is 17yrs old and from

                                                                  Chippenham. He is a lead singer in

                                                                  a swing band and also in the

                                                                  Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra.

                                                                  He has won many singing festivals

                                                                  and appeared in numerous concerts

                                                                  and productions throughout the

                                                                  region. He has recently been offered

                                                                  a wonderful role in the world of

                                                                  musical theatre.

                                                                  More details to follow later.

                                                          Bethanie Frigot

                                                          (Cornish recipient of the Chris Treglown Foundation Fund Award)

                                                          Beth is 23 yrs old and from St. Tudy . She is in her final year of training in

                                                          musical theatre at SLP College in Leeds and is planning to train in a masters in

                                                          Acting. She has a comedic style and always keen to try new skills in theatre

                                                          such as puppetry and stage combat . She has assisted with the Cornish

                                                          youngsters workshops and been a valuable asset and support.

                                                         Jordan Scrase

                                                         (Cornish runner up )

Jordan is 19 years old and from St. Just. He has been performing

from a young age and is currently studying at Laine Theatre Arts in

London. He is a down to earth character who enjoys writing his own

songs. He has drive and energy and is very passionate about his

work in the world of music.  

2018 Awards