LMM Artists and Creative Partners
If music is to be truly considered great, then it must reach across social divides and create audiences everywhere. With LMM Artists and our Creative Partners, we take great music out of the concert hall and into the classroom and beyond. Each year we work with some of the most creative and inspiring musicians in the world, welcoming them into our schools and communities to participate in our work and inspire – and be inspired by – our students.
For 10 years London Music Masters has used its award programme (LMM Awards) to support the careers of emerging stars of the classical music world. Under the leadership of Prof. Itzhak Rashkovsky, we have crafted bespoke programmes for young artists comprising performances at Wigmore Hall, concerto opportunities with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, commissions of new work, mentoring and financial support. A central pillar of the LMM Award that connected these activities was the engagement of the artists with our partner schools. Today, LMM Artists commit to year-long residencies in our schools designing and leading programmes of musical activity for our students which are inspired by the Artist’s own practice.
This new way of working maximises the inspirational potential of an Artist in a school community by allowing genuine relationships to flourish over an extended period, with an intense focus on a shared creative project.
To view LMM Artist profiles click here.
For further information please contact Roz DeVile (LMM Learning Director) via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0) 20 7582 4820
The wellbeing of musicians – performers and educators – is emerging as an important topic of debate. As a dispersed workforce often experiencing unstable working conditions it is easy for audiences and employees to overlook the very real personal and emotional needs of the musicians we admire.
We address this in two ways. Firstly, our teacher training programme has a strong wellness component which is designed to support the resilience of our teaching team. Secondly, our research into the impact of community music projects on professional musicians has changed our practice with regards to Artist development.
We have shown that engagement in community music making has a strong positive impact on wellbeing and other areas of personal development for musicians (to see our research in this area click here). This finding underpins all of our work with professional musicians and enables us to deliver wellbeing outcomes through our work with LMM Artists in schools and the community.