Who we have helped

Every year we help more than 2,500 musicians at the beginning, middle and end of their careers. We asked just some of those we have supported to tell us what a difference our work makes.  These are their stories.  You can click through each portrait below to see a short video of each musician.

The need for the work we do is increasing every year. To support musicians we need your help.

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK is a vital lifeline for thousands of professional musicians. Watch this snapshot of our work.    

Help Musicians UK, Short Film

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Jane

"Help Musicians UK supported our family when my husband became seriously ill. Without them we would not have been able to adapt our house to meet his needs. Now he is back home with his family where he belongs for which we will always be grateful."

Jane, Music Teacher

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Mandhira

“Help Musicians UK supported me emotionally and financially through serious illness.  They also helped my string quartet, the Ligeti Quartet, expand into Europe through their awards programme.”

Mandhira, 32, Violinist

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United Vibrations

“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.”

United Vibrations, Band

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Soraya

“Without the help from Help Musicians UK, I would not have been able to afford to study as a member of the Royal College of Music International Opera School; preparing me for a career in opera.”

Soraya, 28, Singer

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Lauretta

"Help Musicians UK has helped me financially with my piano tuning, domestic help and friendly visits, never forgetting my birthday or Christmas, little kindnesses that make such a difference to my well being."

Lauretta, 94, Singer and pianist

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Matt

“In 2001 I was diagnosed with manic depression. It prevented me from playing live and going to the studio. Help Musicians UK got me back on my feet, I'd be lost without them.”

Matt, 49, Songwriter and guitarist

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