Live Music Now case studies

Beneficiary Group:

Menuhin Centenary : exploring the career development, training and support needs of professional musicians

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

    As part of LMN’s Menuhin Centenary conference on 16 April 2016, a highly expert panel of people from across the music industry gathered at Kings Place to discuss their perspectives on the lives and careers of professional musicians. The panel was chaired by Carol Main (LMN Scotland Director, and International Development Director for the UK). It also… [read more]


Harriet Mackenzie: Violinist and member of the Kosmos Ensemble

Thursday 2nd May 2013

I was privileged to be part of the Live Music Now Scheme for three years with my group the Kosmos Ensemble. We had just graduated from music college and the experience was invaluable. We toured Great Britain working with children with special needs, children from disadvantaged backgrounds, at hospitals, prisons and care homes. It helped us all to develop… [read more]


Simon Hewitt Jones: Violin, Fifth Quadrant

Thursday 2nd May 2013

As a performer on Live Music Now's recital scheme, it could have been easy for artistic quality to be taken for granted or not delivered at the highest level, because of the intrinsic logistical and presentational challenges of each concert. But this never happened. The culture and expectation of excellence was present throughout the whole of our application, training… [read more]


Sally Burgess FRCM: mezzo soprano, opera director and teacher

Thursday 2nd May 2013

Talent & artistic excellence are thriving and celebrated: absolutely!

The talent that LMN attracts is astonishingly varied, from African drummers to refined classical violin players, through opera , jazz, contemporary and extemporising players. They come in twos (singer or instrumentalist and pianist), trios of wind instruments, quartets, sextets and more. They take their work to people whose… [read more]


Julian West: Head of Open Academy, Royal Academy of Music

Thursday 2nd May 2013

One of the most important and enriching experiences I have had in my career has been my time as a musician working with Live Music Now. The experiences I had while working on the scheme showed me ways of being, and possibilities for myself as a musician that continue to have an impact on me on a daily basis.… [read more]