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Opera singer Bibi Heal reflects on how the Fusion Fund helped her investigate the possibilities of a creative idea
Bibi Heal
Opera singer
6th April 2020

Opera singer Bibi Heal was supported by the Fusion Fund to create Song Surgery, a project that explored the use of poetry and music to improve mental health and wellbeing. Here she reflects on how Fusion gave her the freedom to research and develop the project, as well as how she is adapting the project to suit the current climate of self-isolation. 

Isata Kanneh-Mason:
Isata Kanneh-Mason
Post Graduate Awardee
29th April 2019

Decca-signed pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason received a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award in 2018. Here, she tells us about her journey with the piano and how the award has helped her career.

Being a volunteer Visitor for Help Musicians UK
Bob Towers
Retired Engineer
8th June 2018

Hear from Bob, a retired engineer, on his experiences being a volunteer Visitor for Help Musicians UK.

Sveta and Slava reach new audiences with their Music à la Carte voting app
Sveta and Slava
Musical duo
20th March 2018

HMUK-supported artists Sveta & Slava talk about why they’ve developed an app that allows audiences to vote on the music they’d like to hear.

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Gramophone Classical Music Award Young Artist of the Year
Benjamin Appl
Baritone
12th December 2016

Help Musicians UK was proud to support the Young Artist of the Year award at this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards. 

Benjamin Appl, a young German baritone, received the prestigious award and wrote a blog for us about his life as a singer and winning the award. 

Managing Music Performance Anxiety
Tracy Dempsey
Performance Coach
11th October 2016

Tracy Dempsey has been coaching musicians and other performers since 2007. In this blog, She shares her tips for managing performance anxiety.