Governance, Staff & Organisation

Founder: Yehudi Menuhin

Patron: His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, KGKT GCB

Founder President: Ian Stoutzker, CBE

Chair: Sir Vernon Ellis


LMN is organised through a network of seven branches across the UK, in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. LMN Scotland is registered as a separate charity in Scotland.

The charity's trustees, who take final responsibility for the general and financial wellbeing of the scheme, are the Board of Governors under the Chairmanship of Sir Vernon Ellis.

Each Governor is associated with an area, and in turn, chairs the area's advisory committee.*

Each area is run by a Director, who may have a part-time Project Manager or Administrator, as required.

The team of Directors is headed by the Executive Director, Evan Dawson.

For a full Staff List, click here.

LMN works with around 350 individual musicians in any one year, based all around the country.

We are fortunate to be able to call on our distinguished list of alumni - musicians who have worked with us in the past and have gone on to forge successful national and international careers in the music industry.

*In Scotland, the Governor serves as the Chairperson for the LMN Scotland Board of Directors.


Mrs Jonathan Carr
Lady Crickhowell
The Honourable Mrs E Fairbairn MBE
Mrs Pamela Hobson
Lady Newbigging
Itzhak Perlman
Mrs. Jane Scrope


The music was so powerful it made me feel hopeful for the future.

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