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We caught up with Helena Kay, Peter Whittingham Jazz Award winner of 2017
Helena Kay
2017 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award
17th September 2018

Hear from Helena on what she’s been up to since receiving the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award of £5,000.

Kayla Painter talks Future Bubblers and funding applications
Kayla Painter
Musician
9th August 2018

Kayla Painter is  a current year 3 Future Bubbler who has recently received support through Help Musicians UK with a £1,000 alumni bursary toward her professional development. Kayla took the time to tell us about how she’ll use her bursary, her experience on the Future Bubblers scheme and advice on applying for funding programmes.

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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Kathryn Williams
Flautist
11th May 2017

Kathryn is a flautist based in Manchester. Help Musicians UK supported Kathryn last year when she was in need of a sinus operation to enable her to carry on playing. 

Introducing: The Sundowners
Niamh
The Sundowners
30th January 2015

The Sundowners head off on tour in just over a week, supported by Merseyside Arts Foundation, one of our new artist development partners. We caught up with Niamh from the band to chat about the upcoming tour, and how important it is that new artists are supported.

Adult Learner's Week - Jonathan Price: Cellist turned landscape gardener
Jonathan Price
Former Principal Cellist of Manchester Camerata
13th June 2014

In celebration of Adult Learner's week, Jonathan Price tells us how we helped him with his decision to retrain as a landscape gardener after focal dystonia meant an end to his career as Principal Cellist for the Manchester Camerata. 

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Who we have helped

“It’s challenging to take yourself to the next level without help, and being full time in music can be difficult at the beginning, especially financially. Help Musicians UK has helped us carry our vision forward, without having to limit our musical creativity.”

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