Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

AYM Alumni

Calling all former Award winners!  Since AYM started in 1998 we’ve supported hundreds of talented young musicians from throughout the UK;  we’re really keen to re-connect with as many of our former Award winners as possible. Where has your musical journey taken you? Maybe you’re performing professionally, perhaps you’re involved in the music industry in other ways – or are you continuing to make music alongside life in another profession? Whatever your story we would love to hear from you!

BUT we don’t just want to find out about what you’re up to! We’d also be delighted if you’re prepared to be considered as a performer at one of our fund-raising events. Or perhaps you could help provide some mentoring support for one of the young people we’re currently helping?

Just get in touch to find out more: please contact Hannah Turner
AYM Alumni are really keen to stay involved…

  • Duncan Ward, 23, mentoring

    AYM Patron, Duncan is a composer, conductor and pianist with considerable insight and talent. In his early years AYM gave him a French horn to help him with his studies. Duncan is now Dirigent Academist at the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle, also an AYM Patron.
  • Lewis Anderson, 21, mentoring

    Lewis won a full scholarship in 2009 when AYM helped purchase his clarinet, something that had a major impact on his musical future. He recently worked with us on the annual Awards day as a coach and ensemble player.
  • Lindsey James, 19, mentoring

    Lindsey has kept in close touch with us since she turned 18. She came back to help mentor young cello players as part of the first AYM ECO collaborative ensemble With Strings Attached at Cadogan Hall.
  • Jenni 19

    Birmingham University’s music department was lucky to have a very talented young clarinetist join them - with help from an AYM grant