The Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund (AFSF) was created in 2015 to celebrate and perpetuate the legacy and spirit of Arkady Fomin – renowned violinist, beloved teacher, conductor, and longtime member of Dallas Symphony. Mr. Fomin passed away in 2014 leaving behind a formidable legacy of students and colleagues from around the world who recognized his special gift for guiding those who approached him towards finding their right way in life and music. His inspiration touched the lives of hundreds of artists including many of today’s top performers.
The AFSF will award educational scholarships to talented college and pre-college musicians from around the world, mentoring their artistic development, and supporting them in the most formative years of their lives – just as Arkady did during his tenures as Artistic Director of the New Conservatory of Dallas and also the Conservatory Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colorado, which he founded.
The award is made through a non-competitive process and applications are not accepted. Candidates are vetted by an anonymous advisory committee which makes professional recommendations that closely align with the goals of the award. That said, interested students are encouraged to send audio, video or written material to inform the committee at any time of the year. Materials cannot be returned but will be acknowledged and taken into consideration.
“Arkady knew how to give all of himself to his students, selflessly and wholeheartedly, his belief in the importance of music was inspiring and absolutely contagious. It is up to us to carry the torch that he has lit – and we do it with great pride.” – Vadim Gluzman, violinist