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.
Help Musicians has supported the costs of music education since our founding in 1921. In fact, apart from during the outbreak of World War 2, we have given awards to UK conservatoire students for nearly 100 years. Creative Programme Officer Bex Ransom explains the history behind some of our existing named awards.
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.
A personal view from Graham Sheffield, Chair of Help Musicians UK
Nutun has volunteered her singing talents for us on multiple occasions – hear more about her experiences volunteering for HMUK.
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.