Online auction specialist Tarisio has launched a scheme to help young string players buy instruments and bows. Its new grant programme will award up to $10,000 of matching funds towards the price of an instrument or bow purchased at a Tarisio auction. Musicians under 30 who are studying or have completed a music performance degree can apply for the grant, and one winner will be chosen for each of four Tarisio auctions across the year. The application deadline for the London auction in March is 24 February, and the deadline for the May auction in New York is 22 April.