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Rising stars go north to perform concerts at Orkney music festival

Thursday 16th June 2016

It's no mean feat organising a music festival in Orkney. Every year pianos, double basses, orchestral drums, musicians and audiences make their way up north, by plane and boat, to reach Orkney, a group of 70 islands off the north coast of Scotland. The… [read more]


A homecoming gig for Rua, as part of our Menuhin Centenary Celebrations

Wednesday 11th May 2016

Photo: Ian D MacRae, Nairnshire Telegraph Scottish traditional fiddler Rua Macmillan and pianist Suzanne Houston (pictured above) helped us celebrate the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin’s birthday last month by playing a series of concerts in care homes around Nairn. Rua is originally… [read more]


The Menuhin 100 - birthday concerts around the UK

Thursday 5th May 2016

From the tops of mountains to the depths of coal mines, Live Music Now musicians gave performances across the UK in celebration of Yehudi Menuhin's birthday on the 22nd April in his centenary year. Below are some of our favourite photos and videos… [read more]


South Wales celebrates Calan’s tour of Menuhin’s - The King, The Cat & The Fiddle

Thursday 5th May 2016

  In 1983 Yehudi Menuhin wrote a story for children entitled ‘The King, the Cat and the Fiddle’, together with Christopher Hope, with illustrations by Angela Barrett. The story tells the tale of a happy, hapless King, who had too many accountants… [read more]


Menuhin Centenary : Celebratory Concert at Kings Place

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

On Sunday 17 April, LMN led an extraordinary and star-studded concert at Kings Place, to celebrate the life and legacy of Yehudi Menuhin. The packed auditorium included musicians, supporters, members of the public, and delegates from LMN organisations in 12 different countries. It was supported… [read more]


Menuhin Centenary : exploring best practice in music outreach from around the world

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

  On 16 April 2016, Live Music Now UK hosted the first international conference of its kind since 1999, bringing LMN musicians, managers and partners together to discuss Menuhin's legacy, in the year of his Centenary. Delegates and participants included musicians from all… [read more]


LMN North East musicians visit hospice network with funding from The Duke of York's Community Iniative

Wednesday 27th April 2016

In June 2015 LMN North East were invited to apply for funding from The Duke of York’s Community Initiative Business End. We developed an application which enabled us to create a series of visits to the hospice network in Yorkshire. We were delighted to be… [read more]


Menuhin Competition violinists perform with Live Music Now at UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre

Wednesday 13th April 2016

  Patients were moved to tears as eleven young violinists in town for the Menuhin Competition performed with Live Music Now at UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre on the 12th and 13th of April 2016. “We’re here with our grandson for his treatment so we don’t… [read more]


Live Music Now North West 2016 Auditions - 5&6 July in Manchester

Wednesday 13th April 2016

 ''The amazing thing about LMN is the equal benefit it gives both performers and audiences. We highly recommend it!'' LMN North West ensemble, Project Jam Sandwich LMN North West  are looking for new musicians from Classical, Jazz, Folk , World and Rock & Pop… [read more]


Live Music Now celebrates the Menuhin Centenary at Kings Place

Friday 1st April 2016

Join us at Kings Place on Sunday 17 April (11.30am) to mark the centenary year of Live Music Now's founder, Yehudi Menuin.  Zamira Menuhin-Benthall, LMN co-founder Ian Stoutzker and Clemency Burton-Hill will open the event with an introductory discussion  followed by performances by LMN musicians past and… [read more]

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