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Congratulations to Julian Lloyd Webber on his appointment as Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire

Friday 20th March 2015

Following the retirement of Professor David Saint, Birmingham Conservatoire announced this week that Julian Lloyd Webber will be taking over as its new Principal next month. The news has been greeted with great excitement by the conservatoire, in Birmingham, and throughout the music and… [read more]


LMN International Development - Mumbai Music Residency

Friday 27th February 2015

The third of our international mentored residencies in Mumbai, funded by Creative Scotland, also got underway at the start of the year. Orkney-born musician Jennifer Austin is currently out in India for three months, leading workshops, teaching, performing and learning. Jen is working with five different partner… [read more]


Ground-breaking new music residency at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Friday 27th February 2015

Live Music Now has formed a new partnership with Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool to deliver a year-long musical mentoring programme for patients. Funded by Youth Music, the programme will include a unique training opportunity for four LMN musicians to learn about… [read more]


Profile: Slidin About

Friday 27th February 2015

LMN North West Branch Director, Kerry Kalokoh, speaks with Steve, Paul, Matt and Nick from brass chamber music group Slidin' About. Slidin’ About joined the Live Music Now scheme in July 2013. How did you hear about Live Music Now? Paul:  Ian Anstee (former… [read more]


All Together Now! Live Music Now's free interactive music event for families with children with special needs and their siblings comes to London

Friday 6th February 2015

Live Music Now presents All Together Now! at the Horniman Museum and Gardens Pavilion, Wednesday the 18th February from 10am -1pm. Join us for a FREE interactive and fun morning of music making for families with children with special needs and their siblings. Meet… [read more]


Music and Loneliness

Thursday 22nd January 2015

Live Music Now musicians deliver thousands of performances for older people each year, all around the UK. These people usually tell us that they feel uplifted and happier, and their carers often notice the effects lasting for many days afterwards, even in the cases of… [read more]


Happy Birthday Ian Stoutzker!

Wednesday 21st January 2015

‘My most profound thanks of all go to Ian Stoutzker, our staunch and generous Chairman. He has supported and led Live Music Now since its earliest days; he has given unstintingly in many ways, always guided by his deep faith in the ideals of the… [read more]


Live Music Now and Baring Foundation's 'Late Style' Artists Commission Series

Wednesday 21st January 2015

“I am delighted to be involved in this exciting new project, very much in line with my current way of working. Over the last 15-20 years I have found that my music has to reach out- whatever the style- in a dramatic or emotional… [read more]


Profile: Jessie Grimes

Wednesday 21st January 2015

Jessie Grimes is one of our most lively and experienced musicians. She joined LMN in 2011 as part of the Jacquin Trio, and has delivered projects and performances in a wide range of venues across the South East. She spoke with Karen Irwin (LMN’s… [read more]


Carol Main, Director of Live Music Now Scotland, receives an MBE in the New Year Honours List

Wednesday 7th January 2015

A bumper year for Live Music Now Scotland was topped off with the announcement that Carol Main, director of the charity, was awarded an MBE for services to music. Carol was appointed as Live Music Now Scotland's director thirty years ago, when the Scottish… [read more]

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