The London Music Fund celebrates a decade of providing young people from low income families with music education with a celebration event on Wednesday night.
- London Music Fund celebrates a decade of work transforming communities with access to music education for children in under-served communities
- Charity patron, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, pays tribute to the work of the charity which has awarded more than 600 scholarships and reached more than 10,000 young musicians
- Celebration is hosted by award-winning saxophonist and broadcaster YolanDa Brown, and includes a performance of ‘A Celebration’ by Oscar-winning composer, Rachel Portman OBE and a host of presentations by students past and present
The Fund was created to help children in under-served communities access high-quality music education and in the past 10 years it has supported more than 10,000 aspiring young musicians across the capital, awarding more than 600 four-year scholarships to children from low income families and funding more than 50 collaborations with professional arts organisations. It has worked across all London boroughs to deliver on the vision to develop the potential of every child who demonstrates musical potential and a commitment to learning an instrument.
On Wednesday, at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, the London Music Fund will host a spectacular showcase of young musicians supported by the award-winning Charity over the last decade, sponsored by Allianz Global Investors and Classic FM.
Featuring Scholars past and present, and a variety of musical projects supported by the charity, the programme will also include a performance of ‘A Celebration’ by Oscar-winning composer, Rachel Portman OBE, originally commissioned by the charity for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. Hosted by LMF Ambassador, Saxophonist and Broadcaster YolanDa Brown this is a not-to-be-missed celebration of young talent.
As the winner of ‘Outstanding Musical Initiative’ at the 2021 Music & Drama Education Awards, the London Music Fund continues to enhance the lives of thousands of young people by providing access to high-quality music education.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Patron of the London Music Fund, said: “Over the last decade, the London Music Fund has helped thousands of young Londoners nurture a passion in music. Across the capital children and young people from low-income and diverse backgrounds have learned valuable skills they might never had had the chance to develop. We know that children who get involved in music, the arts and culture do better at school and live healthier, happier lives, and I look forward to the London Music Fund continuing their amazing work for the next decade. This is the power of music education and I am delighted to celebrate a decade of the amazing work London Music Fund.”
Chrissy Kinsella, CEO of the London Music Fund, said: “We are hugely excited to be holding our 10th Anniversary concert at the Southbank Centre, one of London’s most vibrant arts venues. It has been fantastic to welcome back so many of our brilliant Graduate Scholars for this very special event and we can’t wait to see them take to the stage alongside our current Scholars and Partnership ensembles this evening.”