Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

Events

Over the past few years we have created both quirky- and  traditional-style events, helping aspiring musicians develop their skills; they also learn what it’s like to perform for a range of different audiences, in some quite challenging environments.  At the same time we bring attention to our work, continue to develop wider support and create new  opportunities for our Award winners to stretch themselves.

AYM Event

Sunday 22 January 2017

Southwell Music Festival soloists in concert with AYM Award winners at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire

This concert is the exciting culmination of an inaugural partnership project between Awards for Young Musicians and Southwell Music Festival, a renowned annual classical music festival based in the heart of Nottinghamshire. Three East Midlands based exceptionally talented young musicians, supported through our annual Awards Programme, are taking part in masterclasses and being mentored by three festival soloists. Jamie Campbell (the Festival’s Associate Artistic Director), Libby Burgess and Nathaniel Boyd will work with the young musicians throughout the day on solo repertoire, and coach them as an ensemble playing music for piano trio, all to be performed in the evening’s concert. Libby, Jamie and Nathaniel will also perform the celebrated Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor. Audience members are welcome to watch the open coaching sessions between 2.00 pm am 4.00 pm in the State Chamber of the Archbishop’s Palace (free admission).

Jamie Campbell – Violin, Nathaniel Boyd  – Cello, Libby Burgess – Piano plus AYM Award winners Hing Tim Fung – Violin, Katharine Ley – Cello and Annie McChrystal – Piano

“I am excited and proud that the Festival is able to support the vital work of AYM. Since its inception the Festival has sought to provide performance opportunities for young musicians and this is a wonderful addition to our programme of events.” Marcus Farnsworth, Festival Director

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Wednesday 16 November 2016

Brilliante Concert – Fundraising event at Goldsmiths' Hall, London

Our biggest fundraising event of the year: young people, including Jess Gillam (BBC Young Musician 2016 finalist) will perform in this magnificent livery hall, in the heart of the City of London.  To express your interest in attending please email Hester.Cockcroft@a-y-m.org.uk.

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths has been based at this location since 1339, the present building being their third hall on the site.
The second hall was built circa 1634-36 and restored after the Great Fire of London in 1666; it was eventually demolished in the late 1820s. The third and present Hall (1835) is entirely detached, occupies a complete block and is the second largest livery hall in London. In 1941 a bomb exploded in its southwest corner but, amazingly, the building largely survived and was restored after World War II.

Event of interest

Saturday 8 October 2016

Celebrating Simon Harvest Hoedown at The Royal Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

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Thursday 14 July 2016

Celebration concert: Surrey Young Musician Award at Hatchlands Park

An evening celebrating the winner of the Surrey Young Musician Award, supported by Alan Young through the Surrey County Council Members’ Allocation Fund.

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Wednesday 18 May 2016

Spring 2016 Brilliante Concert at The Stone House, Lewisham

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Thursday 14 April 2016

Intermezzo at Lunchtime concerts, NNLS, Finchley, London

Intermezzo’s vision is to provide quality concerts for the widest possible audience demographic, while offering a performance platform to talented, emerging young musicians.

On this occasion Jonathan (15) played the Handel Oboe Concert #3, probably composed in 1703 when Handel was just 18. This was followed by Henry (16), who had travelled from Bristol especially for the occasion. He gave an interesting and informed introduction to the Beethoven Sonata #26 “Les Adieux”. Henry is working towards his piano Diploma and is also studying the violin and organ as well as composing. He recently passed his Grade 8 violin with distinction!

This short concert finished with a performance by Isabella (14), Cello, accompanied by Debbie Shah, playing ‘The Swan’ by Camille Saint-Saëns and ‘Scherzo’ by Frank Bridge.

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Wednesday 9 March 2016

Brillante Evening Recital

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Event of interest

Friday 26 February 2016

Celebrating Simon with The Father Teds at Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield B76 1QT

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Event of interest

Friday 13 November 2015

Jess Gillam Presents John Harle at Coronation Hall, Ulveston, Cumbria

Saxophonist, long-term and enterprising AYM Award Winner, 17 year-old Jess Gillam, invited John Harle,  “the master of saxophone” – to perform in a special concert in her home town of Ulveston. Jess also appeared as a special guest in the concert.

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Monday 9 November 2015

Autumn Brilliante Concert at The Charterhouse, London

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Event of interest

Sunday 11 October 2015

Simon Richards Memorial Concert

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Sunday 4 October 2015

An evening of music in Leeds

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Monday 22 June 2015

An evening with Martin James Bartlett

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Friday 15 May 2015

Ambition 1000 campaign concert at St Mary’s Church, Perivale

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Sunday 15 February 2015

An evening with the Avi Avital trio

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Friday 10 October 2014

An evening with Miloš Karadaglić at Shoreditch Village Hall

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