A-Z of CATEGORIES

Country: UK

ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to over 600,000 candidates in over 90 countries every year. ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support high-quality music-making and learning around the world. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress.’

* ABRSM
Also indexedAssociated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

‘Through partnerships with music services nation-wide, we strive to create a singing legacy across the UK. We develop and support choirs and choir leaders through our in-school Choir Creation Scheme and after school AC Academy Choirs. By 2020, we aim to have created 300 children’s choirs and 300 new choir leaders ... An education programme was fundamental to Armonico Consort from the outset: “We were asked by a county music service not to form a children’s choir, which struck me as odd as there were so many young people and so few opportunities. We ignored them, and in 2007 founded our first AC Academy after-school choir ...”.’

* AC Academy
Also indexedArmonico Consort

‘Concert promoters and event organisers for Academy Music Group’s 18-strong venue estate ... Currently promoting over 1,000 concerts a year, the Academy Events team works across this extensive network of venues staging gigs of all sizes and genres.’

 

* Academy Events

‘Our students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music performance and production education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry with recognised music qualifications. Founded in 1994, the Academy of Music and Sound offers music education by professional musicians for ages 16-19, through to undergraduate and postgraduate study in Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Southampton, Swindon and Online.’

* Academy of Music and Sound

Access Creative College has been delivering creative education for over twenty-five years. Operating as England’s largest private training provider, the college delivers creative education at campuses in seven cities, from Bristol in the south-west to York in the north-east. Now offering courses in Games, Media, Music and Events, the college started life as Access to Music. The decision to rebrand was taken in 2017, enabling the college to provide training for more sectors of the creative industries.’

 

* Access Creative College

‘Pairs amateur choirs, orchestras and ensembles with a composer for a year culminating in a première performance and a broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The composer has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to première, while the group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers. Pieces that are composed are usually around ten minutes long (as a very rough approximation) ...’

* Adopt a Composer

'The UK's Largest Live Music and Entertainment Agency ... Established in 1999, Alive Network has grown into the largest supplier of live entertainment for weddings, corporate events and private parties in the UK. We have secured over £75Million of work for our 6500 members, working with 100,000+ previous customers to provide the perfect entertainment for their events. Our hand-picked roster of over 2000 bands, musicians and entertainers is the definitive one-stop-shop for live entertainment booking.'

 

* Alive Network

‘Founded in 1995 to help blind and partially sighted children across the UK, who have a talent or love for music. We believe that visual impairment and other disabilities should not prevent children and young people accessing appropriate musical opportunities ... Many families in the UK who care for one of the 25,000 children with little or no sight, live in relative poverty and cannot afford to give them the musical experiences that can transform their lives. The Amber Trust provides grants to these children for music lessons, music therapy, instruments, equipment and concert tickets.‘

 

* Amber Trust

‘Set up by Lord Lloyd Webber in 1992 to promote the arts, culture and heritage for the public benefit. In 2010, the Foundation embarked on an active grant-giving programme and has now awarded grants of over £18M to support high-quality training and personal development as well as other projects that make a real difference to enrich the quality of life both for individuals and within local communities.’

* Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

‘The critically acclaimed UK choir and instrumental ensemble renowned for its inspiring concerts and imaginative singing education programme, AC Academy.’

 

* Armonico Consort

'Known principally for his solo songs, Armstrong Gibbs also wrote music for the stage, sacred works, three symphonies and a substantial amount of chamber music, much of which remains unpublished. He gained wide recognition during the early part of his life, but until recently, like many of his contemporaries, has been little known. Although he retired from adjudicating, he continued conducting and composing right to the end of his life.'

 

* Armstrong Gibbs Society

‘Formed in May, 2012, to specialise in Performing Artist Representation and Concert Management and Promotion. It draws upon some 25 years of experience in the field from 1972, and was founded upon the opportunity to represent the career of a single, outstanding classical solo singer. It is envisaged, however, that additional suitable performers will be added, whenever opportunities arise from time to time, to establish a small roster.’

 

* ArtAxis Music

'Founded in early 2003 with the aim of furthering the appreciation, understanding and knowledge of the music of Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975). He was one of the most important figures in British musical life from the early 1920s (when he was regarded as an enfant terrible) through to his later years and his tenure of the office of Master of the Queen's Music from 1953, following Sir Arnold Bax, who had died suddenly in October of that year.'

 

* Arthur Bliss Society

'One of the world’s leading arts management companies, specialising in the field of classical music. Working all over the world, we nurture both established and emerging talent through personal, bespoke management, as well as arranging international tours for the world’s leading orchestras and dance companies. Throughout our long history, we have built our reputation on the care we devote to all aspects of artists’ careers, to our relationships with promoters and venues across the world, and to each of the tours and projects that we manage. At the heart of everything we do is a passion for classical music and the performing arts, and a desire to bring high quality performances to every corner of the world ... We're Making Music Happen'

 

* Askonas Holt

'A multi-lingual team of managers are in daily contact with opera theatres and music venues throughout the world, expertly maintaining and developing long-established, successful relationships, and promoting the interests and activities of the singers, conductors, directors and designers Athole Still International Artists' Management is proud to represent.'

 

* Athole Still

Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people's access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry.’

 

* Attitude is Everything

'Promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the fields of music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and science. We provide a venue in central London for recitals, lectures, readings, film screenings, conferences and exhibitions, while also cooperating with various partners throughout the UK.'

 

* Austrian Cultural Forum

'A UK arts charity. We believe that all musically talented young people should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whatever their background. We carefully target our resources to give talented children from lower income families the best possible chance to flourish and grow ...'

* Awards for Young Musicians

* Bach to Baby Featured

'The critically acclaimed classical concert series for baby and you. Outstanding musicians, exhilarating performances, inspiring locations across the UK ... Doors open 30 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a freshly-brewed coffee or tea and catch up with friends before the performance.'

 

* Bach to Baby

‘Music agency providing live bands for every occasion. From function and wedding band hire to swing and jazz bands, we have picked the very best on offer. As a one stop entertainment agency, we also provide String Quartets, Wedding Musicians and DJs for hire.’

 

* Bands For Hire

'Helps to support young musicians on the threshold of an international career to reach the next stage of their development and brings some of the world’s most promising new talent to listeners across the UK through BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.'

* BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists

2020 Competition ‘Brass, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings and Woodwind categories, with musicians aged 18 and under ...  Category Finals and the Semi-Final held in March 2020 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The Grand Final will be held in May 2020 at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, where finalists will have the opportunity to perform a concerto of their choice with the BBC Philharmonic.‘

 

* BBC Young Musician

'The Beethoven Piano Society of Europe was established in London in 1993 as an international forum to enable pianists, teachers, music lovers and musicologists to extend their appreciation of all aspects of the piano music of Ludwig van Beethoven. The Society organises a variety of activities connected with the teaching and performance of Beethoven's piano music. These include an annual Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition held on Beethoven's birthday, and various conferences, lectures, recitals, day schools, courses and festivals.' [Music & Vision]

 

* Beethoven Piano Society of Europe

'Founded in 1952, the Berlioz Society exists to promote awareness of the music, writings and life of the great French composer Hector Berlioz ... Our activities include at least two meetings a year in London. We also organise or inform members of visits to places associated with Berlioz, events and performances of his work ... The main event of each year is a themed weekend—usually in November. This includes talks on subjects such as Berlioz's work and personality, the time and society in which he lived and the attitudes of his contemporaries—as well as recorded performances of his work, and a dinner with a guest speaker.'

 

* Berlioz Society

'Helps outstanding young musicians to develop and sustain international careers with awards that fund tailor-made projects. However, the Trust considers the value of receiving a BBT Award or Fellowship to be far greater than the direct financial assistance given. It aims to provide advice, guidance and contacts as well as public relations exposure for artists’ BBT-funded projects. Winners receive a high profile on the BBT website, with audio and video material included where appropriate, and via its news and e-newsletters. BBT artists join a family that supports them in advancing their careers ... BBT Communities was launched in October 2018 to reward organisations that enhance the life of a community through music.’

* Borletti-Buitoni Trust
Also indexedBBT Communities

‘Over the weekend of the 7th to 9th July [2017], the inaugural BrassFestUK event was held. Over 130 brass bands across Great Britain performed to members of the public to show the country just how wonderful the sound of a brass band is. BrassFestUK was a project that set out to encourage as many brass bands as possible to head out to the local bandstand, park, market square, pub garden, or anywhere really, to go and perform to the public. Each band performed the commissioned piece for the event, “The Spirit of Brass”, which was composed by Gavin Somerset. More than 3,000 bandsmen and women played to an estimated audience in excess of 10,000 people over the 3 days.’ [Brass Band World] Held Early July.

 

* BrassFestUK

‘BIMM, The British and Irsih Modern Music Institute, has colleges in eight cities where music matters most – London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham and Hamburg – and is proud to be the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in Europe.’

* British & Irish Modern Music Institute
Also indexedBIMM

'Promotes the advancement of British music education, following the teachings of Zoltán Kodály. The Kodály Approach – musicianship through singing – provides tools to develop fundamentals such as pulse, inner hearing, good tuning and sight reading ability. It’s said to be life-changing! Courses are available for everyone wanting to develop their own singing, musicianship and conducting skills, whilst teachers are helped to develop skills and confidence to deliver music lessons at all levels: Early Years, KS One, Two and beyond – to Higher Education and Instrumental teaching.'

* British Kodály Academy

‘Established 1853 ~ The oldest, and original brass band contest ... The finest brass bands in Britain vie for the coveted prize - the British Open Champion title, including famous names such as Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Colliery, Cory, Brighouse and Rastrick, Fodens, and Faireys, which provide the audience with an enthralling day of music.‘ British Open Festival held Early SeptemberSpring Festival Early May.

 

* British Open Brass Band Championships

'Maintains one of the UK’s most important centres for music research. The archive and library holdings of manuscripts and other source materials are unrivalled in their breadth and depth by any other single composer collection ... We also care for the domestic interiors of the house Britten and Pears shared here, including an extensive art collection. Our collections are open to all, by appointment, in the Reading Room of our purpose-built Archive.'

 

* Britten-Pears Foundation

‘Aims to assist talented young people in the performing arts, with a particular emphasis on music and drama ... Working closely with major drama schools and music academies, The Carne Trust provides scholarships to individuals selected by those institutions, both on the basis of talent and financial need. The Trust has a strong interest in the career development of its young artists, and offers financial support to them after graduation, as well to other promising talent, during their entry into the commercial artistic world.’

 

* Carne Trust

'A boutique Personal Management representing artists internationally in the classical music arena. Seeking engagements with our partners worldwide, we offer a broad spectrum of talent from exciting emerging artists to those with enviable international reputations.'

 

* Caroline Phillips Management

Cathy Nelson set up her own company in 2006 after twenty years working in both the orchestra and agency world. Her focus is primarily composers, frequently working in collaboration with a publisher. She aims to provide long-term advice, guidance and practical support to enable artists to achieve their potential world-wide.‘

 

* Cathy Nelson Artists and Projects

'Formed in 1998 with the aim of developing young audiences for chamber music. It is the only organisation which concentrates solely on increasing awareness of chamber music amongst young people.'

* Cavatina Chamber Music Trust

'Formed to promote the works of composers who are resident in, or have close connections with, Central England. Our aim is to encourage and foster the music of our composers, primarily through the Central Composers' Alliance website and to stimulate, when possible, live performances with a variety of musical ensembles. We aim to provide mutual support for members in the promotion and publicising of our composers´ works through this website and in any other way which becomes possible as new technology is developed ...'

* Central Composers' Alliance

Chameleon operates a nationwide and international service and for over twenty years has provided concert artists for engagements in all sectors. Choirs and Choral Societies return time and time again to source their musicians from us, confident that our service and our musicians will satisfy even the most demanding of audiences. Run by professional musicians with personal knowledge of the music industry, we always take trouble to get to know our clients and to choose exactly the right singers for their chosen repertoire.’

 

* Chameleon Arts Management

‘A charity that uses music and mentoring to help people lead meaningful lives, free from crime ... Music has the power to unlock people's potential to change. It improves wellbeing and enables personal growth, which both aid rehabilitation Our Musicians-in-Residence are multi-instrumentalists and compassionate role models. They deliver group music sessions in prison and monthly sessions in the community. In each session, 5 to 10 people learn and create different styles of music together. We create a safe place for people to express themselves and learn to collaborate with others. Over time, the group bonds and works toward goals such as recordings and performances.’

 

* Changing Tunes

'Offers professional-calibre instrument loans for up to five years to young, gifted musicians at a stage in their career when little other help is available.'

* Cherubim Music Trust

'The Chopin Society in London is devoted to celebrating the life and works of Fryderyk Chopin. It holds regular Sunday afternoon recitals in a number of impressive venues in central London. Recitals are open to the general public as well as members ...'

 

* Chopin Society (UK)

‘The City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society was formed in 1919 as the London Edison Society and is the senior recorded music society in the world. Phonograph and Gramophone Societies came into being in 1911, the first being the West London in the autumn and then the North London in December ... As might be expected, the members of the Society, who number hundreds worldwide, own some fine examples of vintage Phonographs and Gramophones. These are sometimes exhibited and demonstrated at society meetings, which are held on a regular basis in London and the regions.’ As well as meetings in Central London, listed are those of Midlands, Scottish, and West of England Groups.

 

* City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society

'Classical Music Agency Providing Professional Classical Musicians and Ensembles for hire for Concerts, Recitals, Private Parties and Corporate Events in the UK & Internationally.'

 

* Classical Musicians & Ensembles

'Artist and project management agency operating from London and Paris. Rapidly approaching our 20th anniversary, we are proud to present an outstanding roster of internationally acclaimed artists from the conducting, solo, vocal and ensemble platforms, as well as award winning international tours and cross arts productions.'

 

* CLB Management

'CAMI was formed in 1930 by William S. Paley and Arthur Judson, in a merger of seven independent concert managers, as part of Columbia Broadcast System. The convergence of major impresarios under the Columbia Concerts Corporation, as CAMI was originally known, began the tradition of cooperation among independent managers that is still in place today. The company’s dominating presence in broadcasting and representation was sustained and driven by the now legendary roster of artists managed by the company’s founders.'

 

* Columbia Artists Management

'CoMA programmes a range of concerts, workshops and other special events all through the year. Regional ensembles give regular concerts and some present one-off open workshops. Centrally-organised events are an opportunity for musicians from all regions to get together, and for musicians who are not regular members of an ensemble to take part.'

* CoMA
Also indexedContemporary Music for All

'The Trust was founded in 1958 by the Countess of Munster (Hilary Wilson), who devoted her life to music and who was herself a pianist of considerable talent. Lady Munster’s generous endowment, from which the Trust’s annual income is derived, currently provides assistance to postgraduate musicians amounting to around £250,000 each year.'

* Countess of Munster Musical Trust

‘Established in memory of the eminent pianist and teacher Harold Craxton. The first awards were made in 1978 and since that time over four hundred awards have been given to instrumentalists and pianists. Awards of between £400 - £1,000 are made every two years [2019] following an audition and interview. Assistance includes helping fund post-graduate studies, private lessons, fees or travel expenses to attend competitions and courses to other special projects such as the costs of concert publicity or a demo CD ... Many of today's leading musicians have benefited from awards given by the Craxton Memorial Trust and we are proud to have helped them in their early careers.’

* Craxton Memorial Trust

‘Champions a right to arts and culture for every child ... The Alliance brings together the diverse parts of the cultural sector to work together – including museums, film, libraries, heritage, dance, literature, new media arts, theatre, visual arts and music – with the education and youth sector ... We have more than 2,500 organisational members, more than 5,000 individual members and almost 10,000 Twitter followers.’

 

* Cultural Learning Alliance

‘A new national organisation [2018] representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing ... Creativity and the imagination are agents of wellness: they help keep the individual resilient, aid recovery and foster a flourishing society ... This new Alliance brings together the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and involves over 50 leading organisations. We aim to bring about a step change in policy and delivery, and will focus on a strong regional infrastructure to support development and progress in the field.‘

 

* Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

'This website is dedicated to the English composer Cyril Bradley Rootham (CBR). The aim is to bring the works of CBR to the attention of musicians and choirs, and to get CBR's fine choral music into print and available to all.'

 

* Cyril Rootham

Debut Opera brings together the UK's brightest opera singers and pianists to provide enchanting and intelligent musical entertainment for corporate and private events. Whether you're looking for breathtaking Puccini arias for a drinks reception, rousing Verdi ensembles for a private event or sublime Mozart duets we offer a bespoke service tailored to you. We handpick our musicians for their musical prowess and charismatic performances, our singers are making their debuts for English National Opera, Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House and on London's glittering West End. They've performed at the Proms & for the Queen and won most of the major classical music competitions.’

 

* Debut Opera

'A flourishing organisation whose aim is to bring together those interested in Frederick Delius and his music. Whilst the membership list includes leading Delius scholars and performers, the majority of members are not professional or even practising musicians and they join purely because of their curiosity in, or love for, the unique music of Delius.'

 

* Delius Society
Also indexedDelius Trust

'Helps to drive growth, enrich lives and promote Britain abroad. We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. We help to give the UK a unique advantage on the global stage, striving for economic success. DCMS is a ministerial department, supported by 43 agencies and public bodies.'

* Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

'Delivering the highest standards of customer service, we are committed to making the experience of booking live entertainment an easy and enjoyable one. We are dedicated to providing the right music for our customers, and offer a free consultation service to discuss the best options available to you. Our offices are based in Rutland, and we can arrange a time for you to come and visit us, if you would rather discuss your needs in person.'

 

* DG Music

'Aims to finance and support projects which contribute to spread French contemporary music in the UK and British contemporary music in France. The goal of this initiative is not only to raise funds for creators and producers, but also to promote partnerships between French and British organizations and to foster exchanges and dialogue between France and the UK.'

 

* Diaphonique

'Divertimento offers a friendly, efficient and professional service providing top quality musicians for concerts, weddings and events. Classical music is their speciality.'

 

* Divertimento Music & Entertainment

'YOST is a union of the RSCM, RCO, The FCM and Guild of Church Musicians promoting Organ Scholarships for gifted young organists aged 12 to 18 through donations from Benefactors, Friends and Members ... The Trust been founded to safeguard the future of the great choral tradition of church music ... If we do not actively train a new generation of musical leaders there will be fewer opportunities for young people to engage with the life of the Church ... The Trust's ambitious goal is to establish Organ Scholarships in all areas of the UK by 2021.'

 

 

* Dr Martin Clarke Young Organ Scholars’ Trust

‘The leading national organisation working in music, disability and technology ... Our vision is an open, inclusive and accessible musical culture. A world where disabled people have the same range of opportunities, instruments and encouragement, where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals ... We are experts in inclusive music-making in education and in using technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making at all levels.‘

 

* Drake Music

'The Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music is devoted to the musical arts of all Czech and Slovak composers and performers, past and present. The Dvořák Society aims to encourage performances and promote interest in this respect. It publish articles and information about all aspects of Czech and Slovak classical musical life and holds lectures: and it gives direct financial and other support to worthy causes.'

 

* Dvořák Society

'It is no surprise that the Elgar Society is the largest in the UK devoted to a single composer: not only is his music endlessly fascinating but so is the man himself! Certainly anyone who loves Elgar’s music should join the Elgar Society. Its excellent regular publications keep us fully informed about performances of his music worldwide as well as containing many fascinating articles about the man and his music alongside often previously unpublished photographs.'

 

* Elgar Society

‘The Cultural Section, which is part of the public diplomacy team, serves Finnish interests in the UK by organising various cultural exchanges and events in co-operation with British institutions, museums and private galleries ... We actively promote events and news that highlight and explore Finland's rich culture.’ Search for ‘Music’ within the Events Calendar.

 

* Embassy of Finland

Encore is the UK’s largest and fastest musician bookings platform. Founded in 2014 by two musicians and computer scientists, we use cutting edge technology to connect people with the perfect musicians for their events in a matter of hours.‘

 

* Encore

Encore works in partnership with booking agencies and professional musicians to use new media for promotion and distribution purposes. We work with our clients to determine their publicity needs and then create a customized plan for using new media to reach publicity goals ... Encore’s renowned portfolio of publicity services includes web design, search engine optimization, and multimedia production. Services include promoting classical music through electronic distribution channels (such as iTunes and Amazon.com).‘

 

* Encore Arts Management

'The English Choral Experience offers a variety of choral courses for lovers of singing and English music, set in glorious locations at home and abroad.'

 

* English Choral Experience

‘Founded in 1994, exists to provide the opportunity for talented young orchestral musicians and singers, still in full time education, to meet and perform with other similarly talented young people from all over the country ... Our principal activity is the annual Orchestra Course, which takes place over the October Half-Term. This comprises a one-week residential course during which a programme of music is rehearsed for a concert in a national venue on the final afternoon.’

 

* English Schools’ Orchestra

‘The World's Largest Entertainment Directory used by the general public and professional Bookers & Agents Worldwide to find & hire event entertainment & event services directly. As we are an Entertainment Directory and not an Agency, there are no booking fees to pay allowing direct dealings & contact with all Acts, Entertainers & Event Services found in our entertainment directory.’

 

* Entertainers Worldwide

‘The leading supplier of premier bands, performers and artists for UK and worldwide events ... Knowledgeable, friendly and extremely experienced staff are on hand to walk you through the entire entertainment booking process.’

 

* Entertainment Nation

Formed in 2014: ‘Ours is a world of relationships – a manager’s relationship with an artist is built on mutual respect, trust and integrity – as are relationships with ones colleagues.  However much new technologies and commercial realities change aspects of what we do and how we work, they will never replace these personal relationships and connections that are so critical in our field. It is with this in mind that I have set up Enticott Music Management.  EMM will provide personal and bespoke management to the artists and clients we represent and support’.

 

* Enticott Music Management

‘Our Society was formed in 2008 after many years wondering how to promote the music and history of Eric Coates ... The Eric Coates Society is promoting his  music and history and we welcome any one who shares our enthusiasm ... Eric says in his autobiography that much of the inspiration for his music came on those occasions when he cycled around the highways of Hucknall and through the lanes leading to the A60 and the winding lanes into Southwell ... His music still stirs the emotions. One of his master pieces,used for the score of the film The Dam Busters is seen as a very patriotic work and is played at many concert programmes. The long running BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs still opens with the well aired Sleepy Lagoon written in 1930. (The BBC added the sound of a seagull.)’

 

* Eric Coates Society

'A boutique artist management agency, based in London and Dublin, specialising in UK and Ireland based classical soloists and ensembles. At Ériu, we pride ourselves in providing a high-quality, bespoke service to our artists, promoters and clients. We believe in nurturing young, emerging talent and furthering the career prospects of more established artists. Musical excellence is and always will be at the core of what we do.'

 

* Ériu Artist Management

'Presents events, workshops, public open-space performances and art gallery shows throughout the UK and abroad. By creating new environments and using public spaces, by linking music, colour, light, space and movement we give new dimensions to public perception and new understanding of contemporary music and performing arts.'

* Eye Music Trust

‘A professional music entertainment agency in Bournemouth, Dorset ... We’re able to provide musicians for weddings, parties, events, dinners, receptions, corporate events, conferences, festivals and all manner of social events. Based in the South of England in Dorset, we continue to provide professional live musicians and bands to Dorset, London, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Kent and everything in-between.’

 

* Fantasia Music

'Formed in 1982 to further interest in Gerald Finzi's life and work and bring together people with similar interests. We have always worked in close association with the Finzi Trust but decided in 2001 to become a separate entity, changing the name from Finzi Trust Friends to Finzi Friends and becoming a charity in our own right.'

 

* Finzi Friends
Also indexedFinzi Trust

'Have been working with bands, DJs and labels from in and outside the UK for well over a decade now. We take great pride in providing only the very best original live bands, exciting event entertainment, top notch singers, musicians & live cover bands you can hire anywhere in the UK.'

 

* Freak Music

‘The UK's leading live music booking agency: we manage over 3000 bookings a year for events ranging from weddings and private parties to high-profile corporate functions. We offer a huge choice of function bands, musicians and wedding bands for hire in all styles, throughout the UK ... All our bands and DJs are hand-picked or recommended to us personally.’

 

* Function Central

'Objectives are: (1) To assist talented classical musicians (comprising qualified instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, arrangers and the like) who aspire to wider recognition by providing additional opportunities for them to present their work to the public; and (2) To help educate the public by presenting the work of such musicians through recognised professional channels (comprising concerts, operas, recitals, lectures, master classes, publications, broadcasts, recordings, web-casts and the like).'

* Gemma Classical Music Trust

'Established in 1924, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society aims to encourage appreciation of the works of the famous duo.'

 

* Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Founded 2004: ‘GMF is a non-profit organisation founded by professional musicians. It aims to encourage people everywhere to enjoy and learn about music and the arts, through organising and supporting seminars, summer schools, jazz and world music courses, workshops and performances around the world’.

 

* Global Music Foundation

‘The Golsoncott Foundation, established as a Charitable Trust in July 1998 from the estate of the artist and sculptor Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) is an arts-funding trust whose declared object is ... to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular ... the fine arts and music ... The Trustees meet in February, May, August, November. Those applications deemed suitable out of the many received are then considered for final determination. Grants rarely exceed £3,000, and are given on a non-recurrent basis with some exceptions. Applications from individuals seeking funding for academic or vocational courses are not accepted ...’

* Golsoncott Foundation

'Founded in October 1992 to promote British interest in Grieg and other Norwegian composers, and to pursue the cultural links between Britain and Norway. The Society is affiliated to Grieg Societies across Europe, in the United States and Japan, under the umbrella of the International Grieg Society based in Bergen. The Society arranges talks and concerts, as well as informal social occasions, and a “Record of the Year” is awarded annually for a recording which has added significantly to the repertoire. The Newsletter is published two or three times a year, with news of the Society’s activities and other relevant information, while the annual Grieg Journal, containing more in-depth articles, is also sent free to members.'

 

* Grieg Society of Great Britain

'Launched in September 2016, has taken on the mantle of Ingpen & Williams Ltd  of which Jonathan Groves was a director for forty years. Founded in 1946 by Joan Ingpen, and her dog Williams, the company was proud to represent many of the leading artists of the time and to sustain an ethos of trust and integrity. Groves Artists will maintain and develop the tradition of long-term personal management that always lay at the heart of Ingpen & Williams. We will retain a scale of operation which will allow us to communicate with each other, with our artists and with those throughout the world who wish to engage our artists.'

 

* Groves Artists
Also indexedIngpen & Williams

'Representing world renowned artists and promising young conductors, musicians and singers.' Formerly Ellison & Strømsholm.

 

* GunnarManagement
Also indexedEllison & Strømsholm International Artists' Management

'Dating from 2001, the Society brings together the ever growing number of people who share a love for Mahler’s music ... Throughout the year there are opportunities to hear noted scholars of Mahler’s life and work, but we also hold events such as the Annual Dinner whose focus is primarily a social one. Regular newsletters will bring you up to date about concerts in London and other parts of the country, as well as any discounts which may be available to members.'

 

* Gustav Mahler Society UK

‘Managing, promoting and producing all aspects of live entertainment; from one-off performances to worldwide tours, solo artists to full West End productions.’

 

* Handshake Live Entertainment

'Established in 1986 by Doreen O’Neill, with a remit to nurture young talent in Wales, Harlequin Agency now has a global reputation for its personal management of artists by its team of dedicated staff. Harlequin has a growing roster of singers, instrumentalists, conductors, accompanists, composers and arrangers, and an increasing number of concert productions and projects, in addition to its broadcast division, Harlequin Media. The meteoric rise to stardom of bass-baritone Bryn Terfel continues to be instrumental in the company’s development. Together with the independent television company, Boom Cymru, Bryn is now a co-owner of the agency.'

 

* Harlequin Agency

'Innovation, expertise and responsiveness have been the hallmarks of HarrisonParrott ever since its foundation. Setting up their own agency in 1969, Jasper Parrott and Terry Harrison pioneered a new approach to management – one which was intensive, international, and centered around the needs and aspirations of the artists. Today, that restless and challenging spirit is as strong as ever, shared across one of the most experienced teams in the business.'

 

* HarrisonParrott

’We are a collective of professional singers and musicians providing vibrant performances throughout the UK and abroad.‘

 

* Hartley Voices

‘Established as an Educational Trust by the Hattori Family and granted charity status in 1992. The aim of the Foundation in the field of music is to encourage and assist exceptionally talented young instrumental soloists or chamber ensembles who are British Nationals or resident in the UK and whose talent and achievements give promise of an international career.’

* Hattori Foundation for Music & The Arts

'Exists to promote public knowledge of the work of William Havergal Brian (1876-1972) and to support and sponsor its publication, performance and recording.'

 

* Havergal Brian Society

'Hazard Chase's core business is client management, with a roster of prestigious international artists, including conductors, singers, instrumentalists, choirs, ensembles and composers, receiving an intensive personal management service. Touring and project management have also become significant areas of activity with a well-deserved reputation for the quality and breadth of work undertaken.'

 

'Founded in 1986, Helen Sykes Artists' Management specialises in the management of professional concert and opera singers worldwide.'

 

* Helen Sykes Artists' Management

'The leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement. We help at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity, giving people the extra support they need at a crucial stage that could make or break their career.'

* Help Musicians UK

'Set up in 1987 at the instigation of Ursula Howells, the composer’s daughter, and is based in Westminster Abbey, where the composer’s ashes are buried. The aims of the Society over more than two decades have been to promote a wider appreciation of Howells' music and to support and publicise the performance, publication and recording of his works.'

 

* Herbert Howells Society
Also indexedHerbert Howells Trust

‘The most significant event in the IAO calendar is the Music Festival, which offers a wonderful opportunity for members and guests to gather and enjoy a varied programme of concerts, lectures, masterclasses, and visits to local points of interest. The festival aims to feature the organ, and place it within its wider classical musical context. Recent festivals were held in Bath and Oxford and received plaudits for their musical and historical qualities, as well as their warm and friendly atmosphere.’ The Association has also co-sponsored OrganFest together with the British Institute of Organ Studies and Royal College of Organists.

 

 

* IAO Music Festival
Also indexedOrganFest

'A forward-thinking music management partnership representing some of the finest artists in the world. The partnership between Ikon Arts Management and Edition Peters Artist Management (EPAM) unites both companies' expertise and experience, to bring an unique synergy to the varying strands of artists' working lives.'

 

* Ikon Arts - Edition Peters

'A global leader of performing arts management. For thirty years, the company has set the standard for excellence across the artist management, touring, dance, attractions, festivals, events and cultural consulting fields. IMGA’s specialists in offices across three continents offer unparalleled international reach and depth of experience to the company’s artists, clients and partners.'

 

* IMG Artists

'Founded in 1910, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni comprises a language centre, a cinema (Ciné Lumière), a multi-media library (La Médiathèque), a children’s library (Bibliothèque Quentin Blake) and a café-restaurant, and welcomes 200,000 people each year ... The Institut is also active on the music scene, with its annual festival celebrating all aspects of piano (It’s All About Piano) and programme of live opera broadcasts.'

* Institut français du Royaume-Uni

‘We represent conductors, instrumentalists, singers and composers, tour orchestras internationally and develop award-winning projects ... Our headquarters are in London and we have colleagues working in Berlin and Beijing.‘

 

* Intermusica Artists' Management

‘The Irene Taylor Trust has been working at the forefront of arts and rehabilitation since 1995, bringing creative music projects to men and women of all ages in prisons and in the community throughout the UK. Our work started in prisons with the Music in Prisons programme; since 2012 we have also worked in the community with ex-prisoners on the Sounding Out programme and with NEET young people on Making Tracks. The individuals we work with are some of the most socially disadvantaged and excluded, having faced a range of issues such as abuse, violence, drug abuse, mental health problems, exclusion from school and homelessness. By allowing prisoners, ex-prisoners and people at risk the freedom to create and perform music, we raise their life aspirations, enabling them to play a positive role in their communities. By providing individuals with the chance to develop new skills, both musical and personal, we offer people new opportunities and choices and the chance to move forward.‘

 

* Irene Taylor Trust ‘Music in Prisons’
Also indexedMaking Tracks | Sounding Out

‘The ISA Music Composition Competition – new for 2019 – is designed to celebrate the art of music composition, and to encourage musical pupils to think of themselves as composers, even from a young age: * Any combination of voices/instruments, solo voice or solo instrument; * Any method of submission – video, audio recording, or written score; * Individual or Group work.  Your music may be selected to be used at ISA events such as conferences and sporting events.’ Note that the Competition is only open to Independent Schools Association Member’s Schools.

* ISA Music Composition Competition
Also indexedIndependent Schools Association

‘The official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in England and Wales. To this end the Institute ... organises concerts, cultural events and exhibitions ... Establishes contacts with institutions, bodies and personalities in the English and Welsh arts and scientific communities to promote projects that further the knowledge of Italian life and culture ...’

* Italian Cultural Institute London

Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) is regarded as one of the greatest composers of English art-song of the twentieth century and one of the most significant poets of the First World War. His Collected Poems were published in 1982, edited by P. J.Kavanagh and many of his poems are included in anthologies, including the Oxford Book of English Verse ... The Ivor Gurney Society was founded in 1995 to promote interest and scholarship in and around the life and work of the Gloucester composer-poet ... The Ivor Gurney Trust’s primary role is to advise and support those involved in research of the life and works of Ivor Gurney. In this regard, the Trust can authorise the use of archival materials held in the Ivor Gurney Collection at the Gloucestershire Archives for the purpose of academic research, publication and performance.’

 

* Ivor Gurney Society
Also indexedIvor Gurney Trust

'The Ivors Composer Awards recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists to promote the art of composition in contemporary classical, jazz and sound art. Since 2003, we have been recognising exceptional talent in classical, jazz and sonic art composition. For the last 15 years, our awards were known as the British Composer Awards, but from 2019 they are The Ivors Composer Awards.' Award Ceremony held Early December.

 

* Ivors Composer Awards
Also indexedBritish Composer Awards | Ivors Academy

‘Formed in 1996 with the object of bringing Offenbach's music back into the public awareness. Offenbach was a prolific composer and wrote around 100 works. These include works for the stage and orchestral pieces. Despite the worldwide popularity of Offenbach's music in his lifetime, only a few of these are in the regular repertoire today. However, the rarer ones are revived occasionally.‘

 

* Jacques Offenbach Society

'Committed to meeting the needs of both artists and promoters, James Black Management is a small, dynamic agency working in opera and concert throughout the UK and Europe, as well as, increasingly, in North America and the Far East.'

 

* James Black Management

‘Founded in 1964 and keeps you musically informed and up to date. We retain close connections with Vienna and you will find potted biographies of all the Strauss family composers, together with their main contemporaries and in many cases drop down lists of compositions. Our events page lists “whats on” around the world, with links, and details of past and present Vienna New Year Concerts. You can also listen to samples of our own CD releases, and view a detailed index to our publications. Our Honorary Patron is Thomas Strauss.’

 

* Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain

'Formed in 1968 to promote awareness of Ireland's works through recordings, performances and publications.'

* John Ireland Trust

'The Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship Fund holds an Annual Competition before a public audience at the Wigmore Hall in London every April. Young professional singers compete for substantial cash prizes plus the chance to gain instant international recognition.'

* Kathleen Ferrier Awards

‘Mission is to help young keyboard players reduce the element of chance in building a professional musical career. The Trust identifies the most talented young performers (aged 18-30) and assists their development by offering them opportunities to perform throughout the world. For the most gifted, this means débuts in London, New York, Mexico, Berlin, Rome and other music capitals.’

* Keyboard Charitable Trust

Keynote Artist Management is an open book whose content is defined by our artists and our passion to deliver innovative, refreshing and engaging projects. We are committed to providing a personalised, collaborative and caring experience for our artists and partners. Integral to Keynote is our commitment to supporting and developing the next generation of talented young performers.’

 

* Keynote Artist Management

‘Formed in 1963 to promote young artists of exceptional talent and, at the beginning of their careers, to provide them with a platform at a major London venue. Since then the Society's panel of distinguished musicians has developed a reputation for “spotting” tomorrow's stars in the making ... Only those who have permission to live and perform in the UK for at least three years may apply. The Society considers applications from solo pianists, instrumental duos and small ensembles. At present we regret that we cannot offer auditions to singers.‘

 

* Kirckman Concert Society

‘Founded in 2020 by Alexandra Knight, Knight Classical provides bespoke Artist Management, Creative Projects, Consultancy, Orchestral Touring, Video Production and Website Design services for a wide array of individuals and institutions within the classical music field, the wider creative industries, commercial brands and businesses, and beyond.’

 

* Knight Classical

‘A group devoted to auth­entic perfor­mances of classic electronic music, and the creation of new music from their instru­ment­arium of vintage analogue devices ... Langham Research Centre first got together in August 2003, at which point we were all producers at BBC Radio 3. BBC national radio is based in Langham Place in London, which we took for our name ... As well as composing our own music, we have a passion for realising works by great 20th century composers like John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Earle Browne and others, particularly those works which can only be performed by a group working with vintage technology like reel-to-reel tape, phonograph cartridges and oscillators.’

* Langham Research Centre

LastMinuteMusicians.com is the UK's leading live entertainment portal. More than just a directory - it's the most convenient way to find the right entertainment for your event. Visitors can browse profiles, read reviews, listen to audio, watch videos and choose from a rapidly growing selection of the best musicians, bands, entertainers and related companies.’

 

* Last Minute Musicians

Sir Lennox Berkeley was a seminal figure in twentieth-century English music, as both composer and teacher ... We exist to encourage performance, study, recording and broadcast of his work.  In recent years his rich repertoire has become more prominent than at any time since his death ... CDs produced by internationally-acclaimed record labels cover the full range of Berkeley’s output: symphonies, operas and ballets, chamber and instrumental music, songs, choral music and liturgical settings.’

 

* Lennox Berkeley Society

'A London-based agency ... We represent a range of high-quality musicians for hire, from solo artists to strings, bands and DJs.'

 

* Liquid Strings

‘Works with a very diverse range of people that rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to experience live music - some of whom are very disadvantaged. They often face difficulties in communicating, cut off from the joy and pleasures of participating and sharing with others. LMN's approach to overcoming these barriers is through the quality of our musicians and the way we deliver our music ... Our work is funded through a combination of donations, grants and partnerships ... Created by Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker in 1977.’

 

* Live Music Now

‘Provides project management, promotion and production for performers and composers, specialising in contemporary classical music and multi-media touring projects.’

 

* Liz Webb Production & Management

‘A charitable Trust whose principal object is to help young professional musicians to purchase high quality instruments, appropriate to their careers, which they would not otherwise be able to afford ... Loans are ONLY made for instruments which will be used for public performance, with the special exception of practice organs and pianos for organists and pianists who have already achieved public recognition as soloists or accompanists.‘

* Loan Fund for Musical Instruments

‘A dynamic boutique agency, based in London, UK, created by Sarah Bruce in 2007. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding personal service to all our clients and working with some of the best artists in the business.‘

 

* Lomonaco International Artists Management

‘A visionary agency advocating the integration of multidisciplinary cultural endeavour. With strong foundations in classical music, we provide strategic career management and consultancy to world-class artists and organisations across the performing arts sector and contemporary visual practice.’

 

* Maestro Arts

'Making Music is the UK’s number one organisation for leisure-time music, with a membership of over 3,200 groups representing around 180,000 music makers across the UK. Find out more about who we are and what we do for music makers, meet some of the organisations we work with and find out about our awards schemes ...'

 

* Making Music

Official Website 'Born in Northampton in 1921, Malcolm Arnold is one of the towering figures of the 20th century, with a remarkable catalogue of major concert works to his credit, including nine symphonies, seven ballets, two operas, one musical, over twenty concertos, two string quartets, and music for brass-band and wind-band. He also wrote132 film scores ...'

 

* Malcolm Arnold

'We are the world’s largest creative community of actors, film and TV crew, theatre professionals, child actors, voiceover artists, dancers, singers, musicians, models and extras ...'

 

* Mandy.com
Also indexedSingers Pro

'An agency representing mainly singers but also conductors and, now, a pianist and an opera director. You should find the information you require here about each of the artists we represent, as well as links to their own websites.'

 

* Mark Kendall Artists Management

‘Offers the highest standards of personal artist management to a hand-picked list of fine young and established singers, conductors and opera directors.’

 

* Maxine Robertson Management

'Founded in 1985 ... We promote over six hundred shows a year and produce events including Summer Series at Somerset House, Bristol Summer Series, NME Awards shows and V Festival.'

 

* Metropolis Music

'Charitable Trust established by the composer to encourage the music of the future ... We are a small Foundation with funds from the royalties generated by performances, broadcasts and publication of the works of composer Michael Tippett (1905-98). When he set up the Foundation, Tippett said he wanted the funds to go towards young musicians and composers, not towards promoting his own works ...'

 

* Michael Tippett Musical Foundation

'The Midsummer Music Agency presents to you over 1000 live bands located throughout the UK. So no matter where your venue, you can hire a band through us that is based in your area. We cover all genres, be it a Jazz Band or a String Quartet, a Ceilidh Band or Barn Dance Band or Covers and Party Band, so you are almost sure to find a band on our site that appeals to you'

 

* MidSummer Music

'Milapfest is Britain’s leading Indian arts development trust, producing world class performances, education and artist development opportunities across the UK. We are a British Art Organisation specialising in Indian Arts with a strong track record of creating and delivering ground breaking artistic projects nationally ... Our principal work includes the three city Indian Music concert series, Samyo, the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music, Tarang, the National Indian Music Ensemble, as well as career development opportunities for young music and dance practitioners of Britain ...'

 

* Milapfest

'It's no co-incidence that so many leading players place their trust in Morgensterns. Morgensterns is the Premier UK Agency for Orchestral and Session musicians, with the special advantage of an outstanding client list and an expert teleteam supported by our finely tuned, instantly responsive diary management systems.'

 

* Morgensterns

Founded 1994: ‘Hitting The High Note In Entertainment ... As a company we specialise in providing the highest quality of entertainment using the very best artists - successfully providing concerts into mainstream theatres and for outdoor events ... Good quality classical concerts with piano accompaniment ... Classical concerts with our full professional orchestra British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.’

 

* Much Loved Productions
Also indexedBritish Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

'Creates inspirational learning experiences for business organisations using the metaphor of music. A conductor of a symphony orchestra, a jazz musician playing in a band, a composer creating a new piece of music - they all provide extraordinary insights into leadership, collaboration, creativity and personal development, and invite the corporate world to explore new ways of thinking about business practice.'

 

* Music & Management

Music Action International are people from across the world using the power of creativity to overcome the effects and causes of war, torture and armed conflict. We provide innovative ways to support children, young people and adults to overcome the debilitating effects of war-related stress and trauma and connect divided communities in a powerful way through creative music programmes. Our specialist team, many of whom have themselves experienced the effects of war and armed conflict, are trained to support highly traumatised survivors, using music as a way of improving mental, emotional health and building trust through creative expression in physically and emotionally safe environments.’

 

* Music Action International

‘Music and the Deaf is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to providing access, education and opportunities in music for deaf children, young people and adults ... Hearing loss shouldn’t be a barrier to enjoying and making music. It is proven that participation in music can play a crucial role in a person’s development: it promotes inclusivity, teaches young people how to work together, builds confidence, develops communications skills, and provides a vital outlet for self-expression.’

 

* Music and the Deaf

'In the UK we’re continuing to face increasing social challenges, such as an ageing population and growing diversity within our local communities. Getting involved in music can present a wealth of opportunities – helping us to break down barriers; providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping us to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into our society. Playing a musical instrument can provide a real sense of personal achievement or could allow parents to experience that unique feeling of pride – hearing and seeing their children perform. At MfA we’re passionate about helping people to find ways to understand and experience the enjoyment and benefits of playing music.'

 

* Music for All

'A Collective of London's Professional Musicians & Entertainers for Corporate Events, Recitals, Concerts, Festivals and Private Parties.'

 

* Music for London

'A national music education charity providing free access to performance and audience opportunities for young musicians across the UK through its annual season of festivals and concerts. The Music for Youth Season seeks to inspire, challenge, excite and educate, working annually with 100,000 young people.'

 

* Music for Youth

‘Founded in 1989, Music in Country Churches was set up with the active support of the Prince of Wales, with the specific aim of bringing world-class musicians to country churches of particular beauty and importance. The concerts we arrange during our three annual weekends are designed to raise funds to help these churches with maintaining and upkeeping their fabric ... The Friends are our core body of support. A minimum annual donation of fifteen pounds is required to become a Friend ... Every three or four years, we need to undertake a major fundraising event.’

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* Music in Country Churches

'We bring live music to care settings across the whole of the UK. From the Shetland Isles and the Highlands of Scotland to Northern Ireland, the Valleys of Wales and down to the south coast of England we operate in hospitals, hospices, care homes, day centres, special schools and community settings too.'

 

* Music in Hospitals & Care

‘A boutique classical music company with international scope, representing a small but meticulously selected roster of some of the finest musicians in the world. We manage a wide variety of projects and tours, many of which stem directly from our own artists.’

 

* Music Inter Alia

‘Specialises in the personal management and development of singers and conductors, working on the International Opera and Concert circuit. Established by Neil Dalrymple in 1976, the company has become recognised for its track record in discovering and progressing some of the most exciting talent in Opera.’

 

* Music International

'MSH is the largest supplier of young musicians for events across the country ... Our aim is to make live music more accessible to clients whilst supporting young musicians at the early stages of their professional careers. Our roster of over 1,000 musicians include a 50-50 combination of recent graduates and current undergraduates from some of the top music colleges and universities around the country. Our national pool of musicians include String Quartets, Jazz Musicians, Harpists, Pianists, Singers and much more.'

 

* Music Students for Hire

'Music Support exists because of the experiences of our founders and trustees. Our founders are veterans of the music industry and are all in recovery themselves, from various mental health and addiction issues. They all suffered alone with their problems, and saw countless colleagues, friends and heroes lose their careers, families and even their lives to poor mental health and/or addiction. They decided that enough was enough: a personal and confidential support service provider that understood the specific needs and problems of the music industry was necessary.'

 

* Music Support

Musica provides interactive music workshops for all ages in healthcare and community settings ... Our music programmes are designed to engage and stimulate, improving the overall well-being of the participants. Each workshop is tailored to suit the needs of the group we are working with ... Our main services are delivered to older adults in care settings ... As we all know, there is not enough money invested into care and many care homes have a very minimal activities budget. Our dream is to work with all care facilities across the UK, regardless of their budget, and help to make a real difference to the lives of their residents.‘

 

* Musica Music & Wellbeing

‘International representation of opera singers, directors, conductors & choreographers’

 

* Musichall Ltd

'Founded in 1976 by Richard Smith and was the first diary service to cater for both the orchestral and session world. As a busy freelance oboist he recognised the difficulties musicians had trying to balance their playing commitments whilst ensuring they were available when fixers called ... Now supporting over 1000 clients, MAS has established a reputation within the classical music business for professionalism and reliability.'

 

* Musicians Answering Service

‘Founded in order to provide the highest possible level of chamber music experience for young musicians. We run a series of five courses throughout the year which are designed for young musicians at different stages in their discovery and exploration of chamber music, from playing a string quartet for the first time through to advanced study of late Beethoven ... With only 28 people on each of the summer courses, everyone gets to know each other well while also getting to play with plenty of different people. Since playing chamber music is a collaborative engagement of focused, creative concentration, there is no place on the course for any kind of competition and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.‘

* MusicWorks

‘Creates opportunities for people of all cultures to express themselves through music. Formed by Mauricio Venegas-Astorga and Rachel Pantin in 1998, Musiko Musika has created very successful long-term relationships with schools and communities throughout the UK and abroad. Our model is that of cultural collaboration, and we encourage participants to bring the sounds, songs and stories of their own cultural backgrounds into our music-making projects.’

 

* Musiko Musika
Also indexedEthnic Contemporary Classical Orchestras (ECCO) | World Music Academy | Sing and Learn

'The "National", as it is often referred to, is brass banding’s equivalent of the football league – a first-past-the-post Championship involving some 600 bands in eight "Regional" qualifying heats staged up and down the UK, plus two "Finals" events.'

 

* National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

'Since its modest beginnings over 30 years ago, NCBF - National Concert Band Festival has developed and grown in size and prestige until now it is recognised as the largest, most active, enterprising Festival for wind instrument musicians who play in wind bands or big bands throughout the UK ... It must be stressed that the purpose of adjudication is to measure the band’s attempt to achieve a particular level of performance, and not to make comparisons between two different bands’ performance ...'

 

* National Concert Band Festival

‘A vibrant National Youth Music Organisation that supports the creative and educational needs of the young jazz musician. NYJC focuses on small group improvisation and creates a pathway of progression designed to support young jazz musicians from beginner to emerging professionals. We offer a rolling programme of regional activities across England, including the National Youth Jazz Summer School, and support the needs of regional educators and music leaders. NYJC was founded in 2006 by its Artistic Director Issie Barratt in collaboration with a roster of over 40 world class jazz musicians and educators.’

 

* National Youth Jazz Collective
Also indexedNational Youth Jazz Summer School

‘We use music and storytelling to help people sustain their recovery from addiction. The participants have also experienced homelessness, social isolation, poor mental health and are at risk of suicide. We provide a safe space for people to be creative, build their confidence and develop relationships with people away from drugs and alcohol. Creating new music helps our musicians learn new skills and develop cognitive dexterity. Our current retention rate is over 80%.’

 

* New Note Projects
Also indexedNew Note Orchestra

Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. We support thousands of people through our own centres and by working in over 150 partnerships with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.  Music therapy is a specialist use of music that aims to facilitate physical and emotional wellbeing, and to promote the development and retention of key communication skills. A wide range of instruments can be used in music therapy, including the voice, and the music created is often improvised. Music therapists support people to develop their own ways of being musical in order to explore their potential and connect with the world around them.’

 

* Nordoff Robbins

‘Pronounced 'oh-me’, the OHMI Trust is a UK-based charity pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for those who are physically disabled. Any deficiency or disability in one hand or arm makes traditional instruments unplayable to any reasonable standard. As a result, millions across the world are excluded from music-making for the lack of suitable instruments. This includes people with congenital disabilities such as cerebral palsy and hemiplegia, amputees, those who have suffered a stroke or developed arthritis.’

 

* OHMI Trust
Also indexedOne Handed Musical Instrument Trust

‘In Only Stage you will find all what is theater from playwright to directors, composers, innovators of musical language, opera productions, musicals, singers, orchestras, tours, among the most different projects. In a word, the SHOW we love has here its new house ... We believe that the stage is one and we will work for our artists to find themselves to be open to new artistic experiences that perhaps they had not imagined before or do not imagine in their ropes. Keep in mind that HYBRID is the future of show business.‘

 

* Only Stage
Also indexedOnly Maestros

'Empowers young disabled musicians to build inclusive youth orchestras. Together we develop accessible musical instruments and repertoire, challenge expectations and forge new progression routes through the creation of great music ... Open Orchestras was created in 2013 to address a lack of ensemble musical provision in Special schools. Originally piloted at six schools in the South-West during 2013-15, Open Orchestras has been carefully developed through participatory design with young disabled musicians, teachers and music leaders. It’s an award-winning, game-changing programme that provides everything needed – instruments, repertoire and training, to empower Music Hubs, arts organisations and Special schools across the UK to set up and run their own orchestra sustainably, just like mainstreams schools do ... In 2018, we launched the National Open Youth Orchestra.'

 

 

* OpenUp Music
Also indexedNational Open Youth Orchestra

‘We believe that orchestras are for everyone. With over 50 years’ experience, we make world-class orchestral music relevant to people’s lives through dynamic partnerships and innovative projects, particularly in culturally under-served areas of England.’

 

* Orchestras Live

'A registered charity set up to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland. It does this by making grants to cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions.'

* Ouseley Church Music Trust

'Founded in 1991 by John Owen and Trudy White, Owen White Management takes pride in developing a close working relationship with its artists, in order to advance their careers and achieve high artistic values.'

 

* Owen White Management

‘Established in 2013, The Oxford and Cambridge Singing School is for boys and girls aged 7–13 who love to sing. The singing school was established to give children the opportunity to sing great classical music to a high standard in a relaxed and fun environment and to develop their confidence and ability in singing and performing.’ Courses held during school vacations within the UK in Oxford, Cambridge, London, Guildford ...’

* Oxford & Cambridge Singing School

‘Creating opportunity for young musicians ... Given the free use of Park Lane House, 45 Park Lane, London W1 in 1956, the PLG was founded in order to: * Provide a prominent platform for outstanding young musicians; * Organise notable and imaginative musical occasions; * Celebrate the lives and work of great musicians.’

 

* Park Lane Group

'The Parkhouse Award is for chamber ensembles of piano with strings. It is awarded biennially [2019] for ensembles of young musicians who have been performing together for at least two years. The award made to the winning ensemble is three concerts over two years in prestigious London halls, plus further opportunities.'

* Parkhouse Award

'A leading classical music agency, representing a select number of artists, principally conductors, and with expertise in choirs and choral work.'

 

* Patrick Garvey Management

‘The Team at Percius offers superb international contacts. In forging Percius, they bring together their skills in what will be a new vision for the arts world: a fast moving, effective and streamlined organisation equipped to deal with diverse projects and artists either for general management, project management or consultancy. We hope our straightforward, honest approach and skill-sets will complement those of our clients, inspiring confidence and creativity.’

 

* Percius Artist and Project Management

‘Philip Heseltine/Peter Warlock, a man of many inter-connected but diverse talents was born in the Savoy Hotel, London, on 30 October 1894. His death on 17 December 1930 at 30 Tite Street, Chelsea is marked by a plaque there. His education fitted his family's status: Stone House, Broadstairs (1904 - 1908), Eton (1908 - 1911), Christ Church, Oxford (1913 - 1914), and University College, London (Michaelmas 1914 - one term). Largely influenced by other composers - Delius, van Dieren, Quilter, and Bartók - he had little formal training. A deep poetic insight prompted particular sympathies for Yeats, Robert Nichols (a friend), the Elizabethans (especially Shakespeare) and, at the end of his life, Bruce Blunt. A strong Celtic affinity caused him to study Cornish, Welsh, Irish, Manx and Breton ...’

 

* Peter Warlock Society

‘The Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, administered by the Philharmonia Orchestra, has given invaluable support to countless young musicians since 1968. Its anonymous founder and benefactor provided enough money to enable exceptionally talented students to bridge the difficult gap between full-time study and professional status ... With the support of its donors and after an extensive review, the Philharmonia Orchestra re-designed the scheme in 2016 to form the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme. This is a more enhanced offer for young musicians, supporting those instrumentalists who are specifically seeking an orchestral career and connecting them to the wider life of the Philharmonia and the expertise within its membership.‘

* Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme
Also indexedMartin Musical Scholarship Fund

‘Have helped kick start the careers of artists including Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Watts and Craig Ogden, by providing up-and-coming classical musicians with performing opportunities with Making Music’s 3,200+ Group members. In the current economic climate, where arts funding is scarcer than ever, it can be tough for amateur music groups to engage high-quality soloists for their concerts. The £120 for soloists and £180 for accompanied artists subsidy we provide makes it realistic for our members to book these talented musicians at the start of their careers, who in turn get crucial real-world performance experience and opportunities to raise their profile.’

 

* Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists
Also indexedMaking Music

'We provide an easy way for musicians to find a piano accompanist, for exams, concerts, rehearsals etc. If you are an accompanist and you would like to offer your services, please register. If you are looking for an accompanist, just use our search box ...'

 

* Piano Accompanists

PizzaExpress Live presents more than 2000 shows each year across a number of venues ... There are over 20 restaurants hosting regular music every Thursday from Abbey Road to Manchester ... We do encourage our guests to enjoy the food and drink on offer in the venue. The full PizzaExpress menu is available. It is thanks to our food and drink revenues that we are able to consistently book world class artists in intimate venues.‘

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* PizzaExpress Live

Playlist for Life taps into a recognised phenomenon: personally meaningful music has the ability to improve life for people with dementia, their family and their carers. We have probably all experienced music which gives us “that flashback feeling”, when a certain song takes us back to a person, place or time whenever we hear it. That feeling is a sign that the music we are listening to is particularly deeply connected to our memories and emotions. For people with dementia it can be a lifeline. But Playlist for Life is about far more than listening to music. It's about creating personal connections. Helping someone to make a playlist brings people together and fosters understanding. It empowers family carers and ensures professional care is more person-centred.‘

 

* Playlist for Life

'The function of the Polish Cultural Institute is to showcase contemporary Polish culture for Britain 's multicultural audience, particularly in London as it is truly the leading global cultural capital. Our programme covers the visual arts, film, theatre, music and literature.'

* Polish Cultural Institute

'Set up in 2006 and specialises in the promotion of outstanding international chamber musicians and soloists ... 

 

* Pro Artists LTAM
Also indexedLaura Tear | Aminah Domloge (Pro Artist)

'We are the UK’s leading funder of new music across all genres. Our mission is to stimulate and support the creation and performance of new music throughout the UK and to ensure that this music is enjoyed by a wide audience ... We do this through open grant schemes which are available to musicians and organisations four times per year and partnership programmes which we lead in response to specific needs and gaps in funding.'

* PRS Foundation
Also indexedPRS for Music Foundation

'One of Britain’s oldest charities, founded in 1714 by the will of Dr John Radcliffe. Today, The Radcliffe Trust continues his charitable bequest through the support of Music and Heritage & Crafts ... The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training, especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects.'

* Radcliffe Trust

'Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) is a composer of international stature. However, in the early 1990s there remained many gaps in performances and recordings of his work. Even the symphonies, surely his most enduring legacy, had never been performed as a complete cycle in London. At that time there was no memorial to the composer’s life either at his birthplace in Down Ampney or anywhere else. Against this background, The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society was formed by Stephen Connock, John Bishop and Robin Barber in 1994 as a registered charity. Ursula Vaughan Williams, the composer’s widow, supported this initiative and served as President until her death in October 2007 ...'

 

* Ralph Vaughan Williams Society

Raw Material’s mission is to improve the lives of young people and their economic position, their opportunities, progression and development, including mental and physical health issues. From our base in Brixton, we provide a range of training, mentoring and professional arts projects to develop creative talent, learn music and media skills, build confidence in a working environment and find routes into employment.‘

 

* Raw Material

'Formed in 2011 when Allied Artists Agency and Rayfield Artists, two of the most respected independent agencies, merged ... Rayfield Allied exemplifies all the qualities that have made the individual agencies such respected participants in the music world: maintaining the personal service that has always been the driving force for both agencies and benefitting from more than a century of combined managerial experience, whilst still being at the forefront of new media and web developments.'

 

* Rayfield Allied

* Raymond Gubbay Featured

‘Presents a wide range of concerts, opera and ballet in major venues in London and across the country and is established as one of the leading promoters of popular classical music in the United Kingdom.’

 

* Raymond Gubbay

Main Objectives 'To advance education in and appreciation of the life and works of Richard Strauss'; 'To promote and organise performances of the works and other cultural or educational activities relevant to the appreciation of his works'.

 

* Richard Strauss Society

‘With offices in London, New York and the Balkans, Robert Gilder & Co. is an established international artist management company that services a roster of sought-after conductors, world-class singers and highly skilled instrumentalists. The team of dedicated artist managers and associates that make up Robert Gilder & Co. work in close partnership with its artists to provide specialized professional development at all levels of their careers.’

 

* Robert Gilder & Co

‘Founded in 1980 with the aim of bringing Robert Simpson's music to a wider public ... Robert Simpson [1921-1997] is internationally renowned to be one of the most prolific 20th-century composers of symphonies and chamber music, especially string quartets. But his eleven symphonies and fifteen string quartets are only a portion of his output, which equally includes concertos (his best-known one being the Piano Concerto), non-symphonic orchestral music, chamber music for a large variety of performers, piano music, even choral and organ music.‘

 

* Robert Simpson Society

‘Our ambition is to share the joy of choral music with as many young people as possible, inspiring the broadest possible audience. We educate and support young singers to experience the excitement of musical teamwork.’ ... The Choral Courses provide ‘opportunities for young singers from all over the world to raise their game in a big way. In more recent years, the inclusion of the Junior Choral Courses has enriched this opportunity further. In choral singing there is always something new to learn, and the highly experienced can learn alongside the less experienced. For this reason there are no auditions: all we ask is enthusiasm. There are bursaries for those who might not be able to afford it’. Held July - August. (Formerly titled Eton Choral Courses.)

* Rodolfus Foundation Choral Courses
Also indexedEton Choral Courses

‘A non-profit organisation dedicated to the support of jazz education in the United Kingdom, and beyond.’

* Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation

'Our external bookings service offers you an affordable way of hiring highly talented, young musicians for your party, event or concert. In addition, you are supporting Academy students in the early stages of their performing career by offering them vital experience in a range of different performance environments. The musical content and performance standards of external bookings are fully supervised by the professorial staff. Students are individually selected for each booking, and we expect both first-class performances and high levels of professionalism from our students.'

 

* Royal Academy of Music Student Performer Hire Service

Founded 2004: ‘Promoting welfare funding through the performance of live music by Royal Air Force musicians ... Although primarily organising concerts in areas and at locations where perhaps the bands would otherwise not be able to perform on a regular basis, through these concerts and the sale of RAF Music CDs and merchandise, the charity raises funds from which donations are also made to other service charities. The charity also provides welfare funds to support its own Royal Air Force musicians ... It is important to remember that military musicians now routinely undertake operational deployments in support of H M Forces around the world’

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* Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust
Also indexedEsprit de Corps Concert Series

‘Through education and outreach, examinations, a specialist library and our other contributions to scholarship, we encourage people to explore the history and repertoire of this fascinating and versatile musical instrument. In its various forms the organ has been with us for more than 2,000 years. The instrument, which Mozart so famously praised as “King of Instruments”, has influenced and shaped music across the centuries, plays an essential part supporting worship in churches, adorns our concert halls and venues, and today sounds as brightly as ever through the rhythms of our lives, from christenings, weddings and funerals to our Christmas celebrations, great occasions of State and much more besides.’

* Royal College of Organists

'Norwegian Arts is a celebration of the best Norwegian creative and cultural happenings in the UK. Whether you are looking to experience fresh new music, meet the authors of prize-winning novels, visit inspiring design exhibitions or get a taste for the best Nordic cuisine, Norwegian Arts are making waves internationally, and this is the place to hear about them first.'

* Royal Norwegian Embassy
Also indexedNorwegian Arts

'The Royal Philharmonic Society is for people who love music and live music making and who want to ensure a vibrant future for classical music. For over 200 years we’ve been at the heart of music: supporting and working creatively with talented young performers and composers, championing excellence, and encouraging audiences to listen to, and talk about, great music.'

 

* Royal Philharmonic Society

The Royal Society of Musicians is Britain’s oldest music charity and its aims remain as relevant today as they were in the earliest years – to provide immediate financial assistance to musicians unable to work due to accident, illness or old age. Being a charity run by musicians for musicians, the Society is uniquely placed to fully understand the challenges faced within the profession.’

* Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain

‘The RVW Trust is one of the most significant sources in the UK of funding for contemporary and recent British music. The Trust was established by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) in 1956 and it continues to fulfill the purposes he intended. The Trust is not able to make grants towards the performance or promotion of the works of the Founder ... The RVW Trust exists primarily to assist British composers who have not yet achieved a national reputation.’

* RVW Trust

'Samling - through performance and learning opportunities – nurtures young classical singers and piano accompanists. From students to emerging professionals, hundreds of young artists have benefited since the charity was founded in 1996. They see their time with Samling as their springboard and inspiration ... We do not accept unsolicited applications from individuals for Samling Artist Programme. The young artists who we work with must first be recommended to us for an audition ,,,'

* Samling

‘Organist and Master of the Choristers at Gloucester Cathedral and Conductor of the Three Choirs Festival for over a quarter of a century ... His retirement from the Cathedral allowed him time to compose, something he had wished to do earlier but for which he had previously found little time. He spent many hours in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside walking his dogs, and gaining inspiration for his compositions. He wrote four cantatas for chorus, soloists and orchestra, three song cycles, the Requiem for unaccompanied choir, a Festival Te Deum, three settings of the Evening Canticles, numerous motets and anthems, including his sublime setting of the internationally-performed Reproaches, as well as some organ music. Much of his music was intended for performance within a liturgical context, and he had a particular flair for writing for the voice.‘

 

* Sanders Society

'Aims to promote the music of Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828). Therefore it intends to be open to everyone who takes an interest ...'

 

* Schubert Society of Britain

‘London based company which promote and produce concerts, shows and national tours in the UK’s most prestigious venues. Our aim is to deliver pure entertainment for our audiences and deliver a tailor made, bespoke approach for our artists.’

 

* Senbla

'Serious is a unique force in the field of live music. The company makes a major contribution to the arts world through a national programme that is internationally recognised, working with a network of partners to ensure the greatest reach for our work; each year we produce over 800 events, work with over 2,600 artists, reach live audiences of over 320,000 in over 300 venues, and have a broadcast reach of over 44 million ... Your gift to the Serious Trust makes a real difference to what we’re able to achieve – for example a small donation covers the cost of a ticket to enable someone to attend a concert who, without support, would not have the opportunity.'

 

* Serious

Sing for Pleasure is a national charity. We encourage the enjoyment of better singing in class and choir through four main areas: * Conductor training; * Singing events and courses; * Publications: * Scholarships and bursaries ... We actively promote choral excellence on behalf of our Membership. Join us today ...’

* Sing for Pleasure

'Founded in 1977 and from small beginnings has grown to become a major force in the current revival of interest in Sullivan and his music. With regular residential events, magazines and books and an extensive library of performing material, we aim to cover all aspects of the composer's life and work.'

 

* Sir Arthur Sullivan Society

'The Trust’s declared purpose is to advance the education of the public in the understanding and appreciation of music of the late Sir George Dyson and by making available his manuscripts, writings, scores, drafts and memoranda for the encouragement of the study of his work.'

 

* Sir George Dyson Trust

'Sistema England is a charity, founded by Julian Lloyd Webber, that seeks to transform the lives of children, young people and their communities through the power of music making, as part of the international El Sistema movement ...'

 

* Sistema England

‘Founded in 2009 with aim of giving young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (so-called NEETs) an opportunity to engage with music and the arts, and to use these experiences as a springboard for their future ... Small Green Shoots is one of Arts Council England’s Nstional Portfolio Organisations which accounts for approximately 29% of our funding. However, the bulk of our revenue comes from consultancy work, business sponsorships and other commercial partnerships.‘

 

* Small Green Shoots

Songkick has been a trusted home for live music since 2007. From day one, we’ve set about making it as easy, fun and fair as possible for you to see your favorite artists live. Right now, more than 15 million music fans across the globe use Songkick to track their favorite artists, discover concerts and buy tickets with confidence. We’ve always put fans first. That means no spam about things you don’t care about, and no inflated ticket prices. Live music should work for everyone ...’

 

* Songkick

Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. (On 12 November 2011, it was announced that EMI would sell its recorded music operations to Universal Music Group (UMG) for £1.2 billion ($1.9 billion) and its music publishing operations to Sony/ATV Music Publishing-for $2.2 billion.)  [Wikipedia 23 August 2018] ... ‘In 1988, Sony Corporation (Japan) acquired the CBS Records group (USA), and two years later it created Sony Classical to succeed the time-honoured Columbia and CBS Masterworks labels ... The history of the Columbia name goes back to 1887 when the Columbia Phonograph Company was founded in the District of Columbia and then began releasing cylinder recordings.‘

 

* Sony Music
Also indexedSony Classical

'The national charity for new music ... Our mission is to maximise the opportunities for people to create and enjoy new music. Our work includes composer and artist development, partnerships with a range of organisations, audience development, touring, information and advice, network building, and education. We champion new music and the work of British composers and artists, and seek to ensure that they are at the heart of cultural life and enjoyed by many.'

* Sound and Music

'We produce extraordinary musical encounters. We want as many people as possible to experience and enjoy these ... Together with artists and other partner organisations, we create a wide range of ways to experience new music; from concerts in major concert halls to villages, sound installations in museums to music performed on farms plus digital works for the online community worldwide. The music we present in these places embraces all musical genres, from jazz to sound art, electronic to contemporary classical and all points in between.'

 

* Sound UK

Sound World is a newly formed charity [2018] running concert series, education projects, a commissioning programme and outreach schemes. Our maxim – Great music for everyone – reflects our commitment to the highest artistic and educational standards and also our determination to take live classical music and the best contemporary repertoire to new, diverse audiences. Our concerts will aim to put the best regional performers and composers together with those of national and international renown, creating programmes with a strong local identity and an ambitious outlook. All concerts will feature educational elements, such as talks or Q&A sessions with composers and performers, and for many we will run parallel, themed outreach projects.’

* Sound World

‘The main aims of Spanish-British cultural cooperation are to contribute to a better awareness of both Spanish and British history and culture, to foster links between the creative sectors in both countries and to promote the cultural diversity and artistic expression of contemporary Spain. The Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs enhances the dissemination within United Kingdom of the culture, arts and heritage of the 17 autonomous regions. We support artistic projects related to dance, music, visual arts, literature, humanities, architecture, design, etc.’

* Spanish Culture & Science in the UK

'Exists to create a platform for international artists in the cultural heart of London, open to the public and free for all to attend, that will increase cross-cultural appreciation and understanding, through the medium of music, such that any tensions in international relations can draw on experience and enjoyment of distinctive and stylish presentations of diverse authentic traditions.'

 

* St Martin’s Embassy and Cultural Institute Series
Also indexedSt Martin in the Fields

'One of Europe's oldest opera management agencies ... Founded in London in the 1960s and has managed the careers of some of the most distinguished international opera singers, conductors and directors of the post-war period ... Stafford Law was founded as a family business and remains so to this day.'

 

* Stafford Law

'Formed by a small international group of English music enthusiasts to promote greater interest in Stanford’s life and music and to encourage and support increased performances and recordings of his compositions. The Society was officially launched at a Stanford Celebration Weekend held in Cambridge, England in March 2007.'

 

* Stanford Society

'Founded in 2006 with the aim of providing a high quality, personalised artist management service, committed to meeting the needs of both our artists and promoters. We pride ourselves on both nurturing new talent and working with established artists. Confident that through our focussed approach we offer a personalised service that provides support and advice within trusting, open relationships with our artists, enabling them to reach their full career potential.'

 

* Steven Swales Artist Management

'International artist management company developing the careers of conductors, solo instrumentalists and ensembles all over the world. Our hallmarks are our integrity and our imaginative approach which delivers a bespoke service tailored to the individual’s needs. Our boutique team of six complements experience with a curiosity for developing trends in concert presentation reflecting the diverse audiences of today’s world. We share a passion for classical music, a desire to nurture and support our musicians and a belief in the fundamental power of classical music to connect peoples and enrich all lives.'

 

* Sulivan Sweetland

‘Whether you are a professional musician or just starting out, making music can be tough financially. The cost of instruments and private lessons mean some people never discover the joy of learning and playing music. For disabled musicians who need adapted instruments, the problems can be particularly challenging. At Take it away, we work with our retail partners, Arts Council England and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to break down these barriers. A part of Creative United, a community interest company that drives economic growth and social impact in the arts and creative industries, we provide a range of subsidised and non-subsidised loans. These are designed to make learning, playing and participating in music more affordable and open to everyone.’

 

* Take it away

‘A young charity that provides financial support to music students of exceptional talent but limited means. Talent, past performance and financial background are taken into consideration when assessing those who are selected for help ... We lend a hand to at least 12 music students per annum and give out about £12000-13000 in total. So far this money has come from ticket sales and small donations. Our aim at this point in the life of our charity is to find corporate sponsorships or very generous individuals to help us with our work ...’

* Talent Unlimted

'Our classical artists are of the very highest, international calibre, backed by an agency which prides itself on attention to detail and a strong service ethic.'

 

* Tashmina Artists

'Established in 1989 and entirely funded by the music industry. The Trusts’ mission is to give young people a chance to express their musical creativity regardless of race, class, sex or ability ... The Trust’s main source of funding is from the BRIT Awards, Classic BRIT Awards and The Music Industry Trusts Dinner.'

 

* The BRIT Trust
Also indexedThe British Record Industry Trust

‘Award winning music service for children/adults with learning difficulties. Education, enjoyment & performance. Teaching in Essex, Sussex, Suffolk & London ... The Music Man Project develops the musical instinct that lies within us all to instil confidence, self-esteem and as a vehicle for joy and emotional expression. Rather than focusing on their disability, all students are treated as musicians and Southend Mencap, the charity which runs the project, has only the highest aspirations for what can be achieved by everyone involved in this unique innovation.’

 

* The Music Man Project UK

'Here at the Music Workshop Company, we are passionate about music education and we’ve been supplying clients with fun, interactive, educational workshops since our launch in September 2002. Since that time we have supplied projects to schools, community groups, charities, event organisers and businesses all over England, Wales and Scotland. We have worked with over 120,000 participants from toddlers to grandparents in schools, shops, community centres, homes, conference centres and fields!'

* The Music Workshop Company

‘Financially supporting young classical musicians when they need it most at the very start of their professional solo careers. By providing what are often modest sums to bridge that vulnerable gap between educational bursaries and working fees, the Trust aims to encourage these young musicians to persevere with their chosen career. In this way, the Trust aspires to preserve the legacy of the celebrated concert agency Ibbs & Tillett and also to ensure that the generous bequest from Mrs. Emmie Tillett, which enabled the charity to be founded in 1970, is put to enduring good use.’

 

* Tillett Trust

'In 1999 Tom Croxon founded Tom Croxon Management Ltd specializing in artist management, concert production and PR. Collaborating with some of the world's most gifted and distinguished classical and Jazz musicians, Tom Croxon Management offers creative career management and development.'

 

* Tom Croxon Management

'We believe in a world where opportunities for participation, ownership and leadership in music and the arts are available to all ... We aim to inspire, foster and grow a vibrant community of artists, audiences and leaders who together will transform the lives of future generations by increasing opportunity, diversity and excellence in and through jazz.'

 

* Tomorrow's Warriors

‘We are an international exam board, established in 1877, awarding qualifications in a range of subjects including music, drama and English language. We have a positive, supportive approach to assessment and development. Over 750,000 people take a Trinity assessment each year across more than 60 countries around the world. We are committed to increasing the quality of teaching and learning, including the delivery of training and support to teachers, and by the provision of qualifications and certification for teachers.’

* Trinity College London

’From intimate recitals to spectacular arena concerts, U-Live puts creative talent right at the heart of all our events. Together with outstanding performers and producers, labels and artist managements, we develop ideas that inspire, excite and thrill.‘

 

* U-Live
Also indexedUniversal Music Arts & Entertainment

‘Launched in 2016, The UK Choir Festival is a festival aimed to support, train and bring choirs together in a beautiful setting where people can learn, develop and thrive ... The Festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and style, no matter whether you are a local community choir, a cappella choir, school or university choir, gospel choir, choral society or barbershop choir. Whether you are a choir of 4 people or 100 people, your choir will love being part of this exciting and dynamic festival, where learning and making great music is at its heart ... The festival is non-competitive, but very much “hands-on” for everyone to watch and learn from each other whilst being guided and developed by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK.‘ Held at several locations at different times of the year.

 

Category Choral Festivals
* UK Choir Festival

Sacred Harp singing is a form of traditional, unaccompanied community harmony singing. The tradition as we know it today comes from the Southern states of America, but the music can trace its roots to a number of places and time periods. Our tradition knows neither rehearsal nor performance, and, like our Convention, is open to all – regardless of background, age, religious belief or musical experience. The UK has a thriving Sacred Harp community, and events are held up and down the country throughout the year. The United Kingdom Convention has been held annually since 1996 and is one of the largest Sacred Harp singings outside the United States.‘ Held Mid September.

 

Category Choral Festivals
* UK Sacred Harp Convention

‘The University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain (UniBrass) is the world's only inter-University brass band contest, bringing together hundreds of young people annually for a day of music ... In addition to our work producing the annual university brass band championships of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the UniBrass Foundation also carries out a range of other work to support brass banding at the university level.’

 

* UniBrass
Also indexedUniversity Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

‘One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world's most acclaimed figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theatre, video games, fine art and live entertainment.’

 

* United Talent Agency

‘The world's largest music company ... home to the most iconic and influential labels & brands in music.‘ Labels and Brands include: Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI. UMG is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi. (On July 30, 2018, Vivendi announced it was selling half (50%) of Universal Music Group. [Wikipedia 23 August 2018])

 

* Universal Music Group
Also indexedVivendi

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (formally known as EMI Music Sound Foundation) is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and now generously supported by Universal Music. The Foundation’s aim is to improve access to music education in the UK & Ireland ... Provides two types of awards ... Instrument and/or Equipment awards which allows schools, music teachers and individuals in full time education to apply directly to the Foundation for assistance with the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment ... Bursary awards which allow students ... to apply for assistance with fees and/or living expenses.’

* Universal Music UK Sound Foundation
Also indexedEMI Music Sound Foundation

‘UGCY (UK) provides an unprecedented platform for University Gospel Choirs across the UK to develop and showcase their musical abilities.’ Final events held March - April.

 

* University Gospel Choir of the Year

‘The wide breadth of knowledge and experience gained in working in the music business since 1985 has enabled Upbeat Classical to provide a knowledgeable and experienced service to both artists and promoters. This, combined with the highest standards of management, an extensive network of contacts and a cheerful and friendly attitude, has helped to establish Upbeat Classical Management as one of the leading agencies of its kind in the UK.‘

 

* Upbeat Classical Management

'Founded in 2005. The company is dedicated to managing and developing the careers of classical musicians. We are very selective about our artists, only representing those with whom we feel a particular personal and artistic affinity. We believe this is the best way to support music and our clients with the greatest conviction and integrity.'

 

* Victoria Rowsell Artists Management

The final of this a cappella groups competitive Annual Festival - held Mid April - is now in three strands: Community, Youth and University. The organiser - Voice Festival UK - is a ‘vocal education charity – run by a group of dedicated volunteers – which organises workshops, events, competitions and other projects for singers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We operate across the UK, from London to Birmingham to Edinburgh ... As well as our annual championships for our Youth, Community and University strands, attendees of the weekend can expect a vast range of workshops, forums, discussions, performances and of course chances to socialise with groups and a cappella fans alike’.

* Voice Festival UK

Founded 1993: ‘Provides bespoke, singing programmes for nursery, primary and secondary schools, academies and Music Education Hubs. Our programmes inspire children and young people through choral projects led by expert music leaders and develop existing classroom teachers' confidence and skills to lead music. We improve children's musicianship and singing voices through a clear and progressive method and a diverse range of choral repertoire. We tailor programmes according to the specific needs of schools and individual teachers so that positive and rapid progress can be made by all’.

 

* Voices Foundation

'Works to promote and increase active participation in creative cultural activities ... Across the UK and the Republic of Ireland there are approximately 63,000 voluntary arts groups, regularly involving more than 10 million people participating voluntarily in creative cultural activities: this activity is, and will continue to be, a critical part of both the bedrock and the grass roots of the cultural life of our communities and nations ... Voluntary Arts receives funding from all four UK arts councils. We have offices in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Derry, with flexible working across England.'

* Voluntary Arts

'Founded in 1953, the Wagner Society exists for the promotion of knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the life and works of Richard Wagner.'

 

* Wagner Society

‘We have a roster filled with the UKs most inspiring and outstanding bands and entertainers ... The quality of all of our bands and entertainers is assured via stringent vetting before being allocated a place within the agency ... We provide comprehensive profiling of our bands and entertainers, including testimonials, previous experience, audio samples, videos, etc.’

 

* Warble Entertainment

‘With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.‘

 

* Warner Music Group

‘William Alwyn (1905 - 1985) was one of our finest composers with a wealth of repertoire from orchestral to film scores, ensemble to choral ... His output - including five symphonies, four operas, ballets, chamber music, and many shorter piano pieces and songs - combines a strong romaantic impulse and a telling melodic gift with a rigourous compositional craft ... The Website allows you to explore his world and find out more about the man, his music and some of his other talents such as his love of painting.’. The Annual William Alwyn Festival is normally held in Suffolk Early October.

 

* William Alwyn
Also indexedWilliam Alwyn Festival

'This Webite describes the work and role of the William Walton Trust, together with its sister organisation in Italy, Fondazione William Walton. The aim of these trusts is to deepen the public’s knowledge of Sir William and to do this through a number of steps. Young people remain central to our objectives: we have developed a programme of residencies at La Mortella for composers, horticulturalists, researchers and performers ... We also continue to develop our strong links with The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and the Oldham Music Service.'

 

* William Walton Trust

‘Established in 2009, Worldwide Artists represents a select roster of international concert and recording artists. Worldwide Artists provides expert consulting services to classical music festivals and organisations.‘

 

* Worldwide Artists

‘We look after a small group of classical artists worldwide – from a number of the finest representatives of the younger generation, through to experienced and established artists at the peak of their careers – whilst at the same time providing them with a full complement of “in-house” services.’

ALERT  ‘Steven Wright (formerly joint managing director of Harold Holt, founding and managing director of IMG Artists Europe and chairman of Wright Music Management) joins Knight Classical as a long-term consultant following its acquisition of Wright Music Management’s team, clients and business assets. Having worked closely with Wright since 2013, Knight was appointed as his partnering director at International Classical Artists (renamed Wright Music Management) in 2018 at the age of 28.’ [Rhinegold]]

 

* Wright Music Management
Also indexedInternational Classical Artists

'A UK charity founded in 1984 that builds the careers of emerging classical artists. It is unique in providing sustained, intensive guidance, bespoke artist management and prolonged care over a 3-5 year period. YCAT selects artists who show international potential and works in partnership with many of the most important venues around the world, building strategic career development that enables young artists to flourish. YCAT’s past roster of artists is a testament to its unparalleled reputation in young artist development. YCAT holds rigorous annual auditions culminating in a showcase public final audition at Wigmore Hall in London. In addition to full general management YCAT provides professional media and publicity materials and promotes "presentation" series around the UK ...'

* YCAT
Also indexedYoung Classical Artists Trust

'We’re a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. We believe everyone should have the chance to make music. Our projects help young people develop musically, of course, but they have personal and social outcomes too. We know that those facing difficulties - economic problems, lifelong conditions, tough circumstances or behavioural issues - are often the ones who get the most out of music-making. Youth Music offers meaningful chances to young people in complicated situations. With your support, we can make a genuine difference to many more young lives ...'

 

* Youth Music

‘The 12 Ensemble has rapidly developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading un-conducted string orchestras. A bold, versatile and virtuosic ensemble, the group is built around a core of twelve of London’s finest and most exciting chamber musicians. Committed to always performing without a conductor, the 12 ensemble breathes new life into the concept of the chamber orchestra. Having adopted the smallest possible formation at its heart, the ensemble creates performances that are as intimate, dedicated and dynamic as that of a string quartet but with the breathtaking sound and energy afforded by twelve brilliant string players.‘

 

Category String Ensembles
+ 12 Ensemble

'Communicates the brilliance and drama of baroque music, combining period instruments, candlelight and resplendent 18th-century attire to present a uniquely atmospheric recreation of 18th-century musical life ... 18th Century Sinfonia is the non-costume wing of the 18th Century Concert Orchestra. We support and accompany many choirs and choral societies who wish to achieve high level performances of period works accompanied by an outstanding orchestra playing on authentic instruments.'

 

 

+ 18th Century Concert Orchestra
Also indexed18th Century Sinfonia

‘Founded in 1973 by Christopher Hogwood, under whose leadership the orchestra developed a global reputation for inspirational music-making which continues today. The AAM performs baroque and classical music on period instruments, taking inspiration from the distinctive sound-worlds composers of those ages might have known. Founded on a combination of academic research and superb musicianship, the AAM’s performances have been acclaimed for their vitality and intimacy.’

 

+ Academy of Ancient Music

‘Brings together some of the UK’s top musicians to perform the world’s finest chamber music ... Everyone who performs as part of the Adderbury Ensemble is an eminent instrumentalist, usually a principal player with one or more of the leading orchestras of Europe. From their early years playing Sunday evening concerts in the beautiful village of Adderbury in north Oxfordshire, the group have gone on to develop a global reputation ... mixing and matching different players to deliver performances primarily as quartets, quintets or small chamber groups and occasionally adding further instruments to play symphonies and concertos.’

 

Category Oxfordshire
+ Adderbury Ensemble

‘The British a cappella ensemble Apollo5 has been praised for its engaging and entertaining performances. With a repertoire ranging from retro jazz, pop and classical arrangements to Christmas a cappella, they are adept performers on the concert platform, at festivals, private parties and corporate events ... Apollo5 is part of the VCM Foundation, and is involved in its innovative education programme aiming to inspire creativity through music.’

 

+ Apollo5
Also indexedVCM Foundation

‘Created with the aim of bringing together like-minded musicians who worked together in the past, in different orchestras and ensembles, and dreamt of playing together again and sharing their passion for music with each other and their audiences. The vision is to develop a platform where european-based musicians have the freedom and inspiration to explore music, try out their ideas and ultimately continue their never-ending development as musicians ... With an enormous focus on chamber music, Artisti con Brio can be heard not only as a string ensemble but also in different chamber music set-ups, including duos (violin and piano, or 2 violins), string trios, quartets and, recently, quintet.‘

 

Category Islington
+ Artisti Con Brio

‘A professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent. The company was founded in 2001 by our Artistic Director, Cassa Pancho MBE, in order to provide role models to young, aspiring black and Asian dancers. We aim to bring ballet to a more culturally diverse audience by celebrating black and Asian dancers in ballet. We perform and offer community driven classes for dancers and students, young and old. Our ultimate goal is to see a fundamental change in the number of black and Asian dancers in mainstream ballet companies, making that vision wonderfully unnecessary.’

 

Category Ballet Companies
+ Ballet Black

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