Music for Youth was delighted to host the National Festival 2022 in three venues across Birmingham. Thousands of young musicians took part in two days of musical performances, engaging workshops and unique opportunities to meet and speak to music industry representatives.
To read more about what happened at the event, click here.
Summaya Mughal is a Senior Broadcast Journalist for the BBC. She has presented shows on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1, and has won a Radio Academy Award for 30 under 30, as well as the 2020 Newcomer of the Year.
Grace Harman is a 19-year-old trumpeter originally from Suffolk, currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tuition of Gareth Small.
Grace has previously performed with the Suffolk Youth Orchestra in the UK and abroad. She is a regular freelancer, performing in orchestras, pit bands, brass bands, and big bands, as well as conducting and leading ensembles. She has also performed at Ronnie Scot’s Jazz Club and is a part of British Youth Music Theatre’s Musician Pool.
A regular on local radio stations and newspapers, Grace had an 8-week segment on BBC Radio Suffolk documenting life as a music student. She created her own radio show in 2021, named ‘Homeward Harmonies’, on IO Radio.
Grace’s long-term aim is to be a professional musician, and as a lover of musical theatre, she dreams of playing in West-End pit bands.
An old soul with young energy defines LDEEA; a singer, songwriter, and presenter that writes songs that contain key wisdom with a breath of fresh air.
Having studied art, the foundations of an LDEEA song are descriptive imagery used to evoke different emotions, what she likes to call ‘sonic storybooks’.
Taking inspiration from anything that she feels a connection to, LDEEA’s musical influences are quite vast; Jazz, R&B, Indie, and Ambient music being at the top. Her goal is to inspire people with her music and for it to be used as a comfort blanket or a lightbulb moment.
Currently working on her debut EP, she has created a collection of songs that focus on self-love, growth, and development; she hopes to shine a light on what has been a very hard time for the world under the current circumstances.
Michael is a Derbyshire based Professional Actor, Presenter and Live Host Performer who has recently become a Qualified Stage Combat and Performance Capture Artist. His most recent work has been facilitating workshops on the Bring The Power Programme in the build-up to the Commonwealth games. As well as touring the country in various Theatre in Education projects.
Michael will soon be flying out to Italy to work on his next project but before then he is really looking forward to working with Great Musicians and Artist at the MFY Festival.