Feroll-Jon Davids

Féroll-Jon Davids

Current OMT Scholarship Recipient

I am Féroll-Jon Davids, a proud recipient of an Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) Scholarship. I am currently studying BMus (Bachelor of Music) at Stellenbosch University (SU) with clarinet as my main instrument. Ironically though, music was not my first choice. Being practically minded, I initially intended studying either accounting or medicine. However, after doing well at school in Eisteddfods and competitions, participating in chamber music festivals, attending classical music concerts and ultimately making my debut as a soloist with an orchestra, I needed little convincing in my matric year to pursue my life’s passion. Receiving the OMT scholarship, the first awarded for BMus, served at the time as confirmation that I had made the right decision. Four years filled with rewarding experiences and valuable challenges have since passed and I have not had a moment’s doubt or regret.