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Writing a biography in your application
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021

What is this? 

This is your moment to shout about your music and career so farIn order to assess what you’ve achieved, we’ll want to know about your background. This isn’t just a straight copy & paste of your press release; write it in first personbe as clear as possible and remember, the more examples you can give us the better! 

A life remembered: Jane Manning OBE
Graham Sheffield
Chairman of Help Musicians
6th April 2021

A personal note: Graham Sheffield CBE - Chair, Help Musicians

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Our work in 2020: Providing a lifetime of support when it's needed most
James Ainscough
Chief Executive Officer - Help Musicians
16th March 2021

As we hit the first anniversary of Covid’s devastating impact on the music ecosystem, let’s take a moment to reflect on how the crisis has hurt musicians; those who make the music that has sustained the entire nation through the crisis.

Help: but is it enough!
Graham Sheffield
Chairman of Help Musicians
11th March 2021

"For all of us, 2020 was one of the most challenging years in our collective history, and it certainly was within the 99 year history of Help Musicians, as we enter our centenary year."

Graham Sheffield delivers a speech at the Association of British Orchestras conference 2021.

Her Ensemble: How Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Hardship Fund helped Ellie Consta set up UK’s first all-female string orchestra
Ellie Consta
Violinist and founder of Her Ensemble
8th March 2021

The events of March 2020 pressed pause on live music and in the classical world, orchestras across the globe downed their instruments. However, in hardship creativity can flourish, and it was during this time that violinist Ellie Consta was inspired to form UK’s first all-female and non-binary string orchestra: Her Ensemble.

2020: Support and collaboration in a difficult year
James Ainscough
Chief Executive Officer - Help Musicians
21st December 2020

In a world that can feel increasingly divided, the music community came together to help the musicians who make the music that carried us through this crisis, says James Ainscough, Help Musicians CEO.

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