SIR JAMES GALWAY
Flautist and Help Musicians Ambassador
Globally renowned as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway is a consummate performer whose appeal transcends all musical boundaries. With over 30 million recordings sold worldwide, extensive international touring, frequent television appearances, tireless promotion of the arts and a passionate work in music education, he has been a household name for decades. His uniquely expressive interpretations of the flute literature span an extensive range of genres, from classical masterworks to high profile commissions, and provide the benchmark standard for all modern flautists. He has also collaborated on film soundtracks such as The Lord of the Rings, and partnered such popular artists as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell and Sir Elton John. The diversity of his repertoire reflects his impressive musical range, and has served to establish him as an artist of the very highest stature. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Radio 1 broadcaster, author, label owner and Help Musicians Ambassador
“I’ve been working with Help Musicians since 2018 and have been consistently blown away by not only the huge breadth of support they offer but also the difference they make to the musicians they help. I worked closely with the team on my book and have experienced first-hand how passionate they all are about the careers, health and business needs of our artists, so I jumped at the chance to become an official Ambassador.” ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pianist and Help Musicians Ambassador
“It’s a great honour to become an official Ambassador for Help Musicians. The charity has been doing such vital work for nearly a hundred years and the need from musicians for our support is greater than ever. Help Musicians want a world where musicians thrive and it is my privilege to align with such an important vision, and to represent and support the charity’s fundraising cause.”
Soprano and Help Musicians Ambassador
"Help Musicians supported me early in my career through six months of really serious illness. Very gradually with their help I fought my way back to good health and I’ve never forgotten that. I simply wouldn’t have the career I’m enjoying now without them. Help Musicians does a fantastic job for thousands of musicians every year. If you love music, then please help musicians."
Saxophonist, Rapper and Help Musicians Ambassador
"Help Musicians is an incredible charity. They helped me when I was starting out and make a real difference to the lives of thousands of musicians every year. If you love music, support the amazing work they do."
SUSAN BULLOCK CBE
Soprano and Help Musicians Ambassador
"For many of us, music is an incredibly important part of our lives. Through Love Music:Help Musicians, those who are passionate about music can support those whose lives are devoted to making it.
SIMON RATTLE OM CBE
Conductor and Help Musicians Ambassador
"Being a musician is a thrilling career but it’s also demanding with listeners expecting artistic excellence at every performance. This constant striving to be the best, combined with an unpredictable lifestyle and earnings can leave some musicians with nothing to fall back on if things go wrong. That’s why it’s brilliant that Help Musicians is there to help and that’s why I support what they do. If you love and care about the musical life of the UK, please support Help Musicians too."
BOB HARRIS OBE
Music Broadcaster and Help Musicians Ambassador
"Help Musicians does a great job, whether that’s encouraging new musical talent, helping established musicians when things go badly wrong or supporting older musicians to cope with retirement. Music is wonderful and it’s a great profession to be in but it can be tough and precarious too. Help Musicians is vital to musicians. Support this great charity if you can."
The Bryan Adams Foundation and Supporter of Help Musicians
"Music is a huge part of my everyday life, and I am proud to donate towards the work of Help Musicians, knowing that if a musician becomes unwell or is injured and unable to work, I have helped ensure they are well looked after and supported."