PRESS RELEASE: MFY National Partnership Awards Awarded to 10 Groups of Young Musicians at Royal Albert Hall reception

Date Published:24 September 2013
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For immediate release: 24/09/13

10 groups of outstanding young musicians will attend a special afternoon reception at the Royal Albert Hall today to receive their Music for Youth National Partnership Award following their performance in the Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham, in July 2013.

Today's reception, hosted by the Royal Albert Hall, will welcome the first ever groups to be presented with these awards, which were launched this year as part of Music for Youth’s ongoing support of young people’s music making across the UK.

The awards are sponsored by an impressive range of arts and cultural organisations. Music for Youth has worked closely with sponsors such as Birmingham Conservatoire, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Musicians’ Union, the Royal Albert Hall and Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham, to develop bespoke musical and educational experiences, appropriate to each group. Whether they are a jazz group, an orchestra, a folk band or a class of primary school children, the young people will variously link up with professional artists and leading music educationalists, and perform in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues.

Judith Webster, Chief Executive at Music for Youth, said "I am delighted to welcome the young musicians, music leaders and award sponsors to the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate their achievements, which we have marked through these special awards."

In brokering these unique experiences, Music for Youth is keen to facilitate relationships between arts organisations and young people which will extend far beyond the lifetime of the awards themselves, and which expose young people to professional artists, role models and opportunities which money can’t buy. Our award sponsors represent some of the key players in the music education landscape and we are very pleased to be working with them on this exciting new initiative.’

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Lynn Simmonds on or 020 7759 1834.



Music for Youth
Music for Youth is a national charity that celebrates and supports the breadth of young people’s music-making across the UK. Since 1970, MFY has provided performance platforms for over a million young musicians in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues.

Each year, our core season of festivals and concerts brings together large numbers of young musicians of all ages. As well as our public performance events, we produce participatory projects, offer professional development for teachers, commission new music and a range of other initiatives that complement our core season.

National Partnership Awards
The National Partnership Awards offer 10 bespoke musical experience programmes for Chamber Groups, Ensembles, Senior Choirs, Wind Bands, Orchestras, Rock, Pop & Urban, Traditional & International, Infants & Juniors, Brass Bands and Jazz.

Award Group Award Sponsor
Chamber St Albans Suzuki Group Birmingham Conservatoire
Ensembles Krupa Percussion Ensemble Birmingham Conservatoire
Senior Choirs Warwickshire County Male Voices Birmingham Conservatoire
Wind Bands Oldham Youth Wind Band Birmingham Conservatoire
Orchestras West Sussex County Youth Orchestra London Philharmonic Orchestra
Rock, Pop and Urban Broken Subjects Musicians' Union
Traditional & International The Beards Musicians' Union
Infants and Juniors St James' C of E Primary Brass Band The Royal Albert Hall
Brass Bands Crompton House School Brass Band Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham
Jazz Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Ensemble Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham


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