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Awards for Young Musicians celebrates 20 years

3:50, 28th August 2018

The UK charity Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) will celebrate its 20th anniversary this autumn by releasing 20 short films that follow the lives of young people from low-income families whose lives have been transformed by music education.

AYM’s first patron, Sir Simon Rattle, said: ‘Every child deserves the chance to make the most of their potential in life. The barriers are high if a family is struggling financially and if life is challenging in other ways too.

‘AYM makes a musical life possible for everyone no matter where they come from, and these films demonstrate the impact that this kind of support can have.’

One of the artists featured in the series is Jess Gillam, who became the first saxophonist the reach the final of BBC Young Musician in 2018.

The films will be published on the AYM website from late September onwards. The charity will also hold a fundraising event at Wilton Music Hall in London on 29 October.


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