Hello, My name is Geremias Mai Marcano, I am a Venezuelan immigrant enrolled as a full-time student at The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). While I'm in my last term of the programme at UTT, I have been accepted to do my master's degree in Artist Masters - Performance (Advanced Instrumental Studies Oboe) at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK.
Although this is the biggest opportunity of my life, the financial resources to make it happen are really a challenge for me.

I'm writing this letter to ask you for your support to help me to make this dream possible with your contributions.

My musical journey started in Cariaco, Sucre-state Venezuela, There I joined the EL Systema - music programme as an oboe student when I was 14 years old and became a music teacher four years later. In the El Systema programme I was teaching musical language, recorder, flute and oboe to 6+ years old kids and was part of the Symphonic Orchestra of Cariaco conducted by Maestro Jesus Acosta who was also my oboe teacher.
Being part of the Symphonic orchestra made me fall in love with music, in every practice and in every performance, I was able to connect closer to the music and express it through my oboe. I knew this was my passion.

Four years ago I had to take the hard decision of leaving my country due to the biggest economic crisis in Venezuela. This situation was very difficult, no food and no chance to live in peace. The experience of leaving my country was very bad and frustrating because I left my family and lost all my dreams of becoming a professional musician, but God is great.

I came to Trinidad having my uncle’s support and a new journey started.

Here in Trinidad I had to perform different jobs that I was not used to, in order to get the income and live but at the same time I got to meet some good people and was able to join the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago, perform with the Lydians Singers, teach at Birdsong academic school, volunteer at the Heroes Foundation as a teacher in a migrant programme and study at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

God is giving me the chance to dream again and become a professional oboe player. Guildhall has already awarded me with the highest scholarship they provide to students but still I would have to apply for a student permit and show that I would be able to support myself while I am a student in London.

Living expenses and student fees are truly a big challenge for me and that is why I’m asking for your support. Every little bit of help would be appreciated.

If you do not have a credit card and would like to contribute please feel free to contact me directly. / 868-280-7875.


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous donated $1,013

    Best wishes....

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous donated $675
  • Livia Gainham
    Livia Gainham donated $169

    Wishing you all the best for your future and that your obvious talent will bear fruit and bring pleasure to many!

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor donated $675

    Wishing you all the best Geremias! I have shared your campaign with contacts here in the UK - I hope they will support you too.

  • Aidan Chamberlain
    Aidan Chamberlain donated $675

    Good luck Geremias!

  • Gillian Bishop
    Gillian Bishop donated $2,700
  • Hi everyone, it's been a very active month and I would like to give you an update about my campaign to get funds for my master's degree at Guildhall.

    In order to get funding, The P.A.L.M Foundation amazingly helped me to develop a 2 nights performance at NAPA - Theater 1 APA, It was the greatest performance experience in my life, I truly enjoyed it and I am happy that we had a great audience, thanks to The P.A.L.M Foundation from the bottom of my heart.

    These 2 nights performance helped me to raise a bit more my funding, however, it hasn't been enough to apply for my student permit being the economic resources the main challenge, but God is Great.
    I'm inviting you to help me to make my dream possible and contribute, every little bit is important.

    Thank you so so much, Thanks to everybody who have contributed so far. your support is amazing.


Help me to do my Master's degree at Guildhall

by Geremias Mai Marcano.
Created May 25, 2022 | Port of Spain - Trinidad and Tobago
$5,906 raised of $200,000 goal 3%
  • 6 Donations
  • 24 days left

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