Mandhira, 35, Violinist

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

At 27, classical violinist Mandhira was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.  We supported her financially so that she could take a complete break to recover, as we know that musicians often return to work too soon after they’ve been ill because they need to pay the bills. This means they can’t fully recuperate.  We have also supported Mandhira and her quartet through our Talent Programme to help them develop and grow.

Hear Mandhira’s story in the video below