The Musicians’ Company Young Artists’ Programme Presents #MiddayMusic
We are very excited to announce the launch of our Young Artists’ Online Concert Series: #MiddayMusic. Click here to see our full #MiddayMusic playlist, which is updated each week with new videos.
In this unprecedented time of national crisis, these special recitals, recorded from the artists’ homes, will premiere twice a week on the charity’s YouTube channel at Midday GMT (+1) on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting on Monday 8th June.
This unique concert series will be given by a group of eclectic multi-genre artists and ensembles. Artists featured in the first two weeks are: Dinara Klinton (piano), Jonathan Radford (saxophone), Roman Kosyakov (piano) and André Nadais (percussion).
Details of the forthcoming recitals and a digest of the recent videos will be sent out at the end of each week to this e-list, including interviews and further information about the artists involved. Share this link to invite others to join the e-list here.
This year, the Prince’s Prize Competition, which received a generous endowment in 2015 from The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild, was not presented for the first time owing to the coronavirus. The Company has therefore decided to re-distribute the Prince’s Prize funds to over 45 Young Artists who will take part in the new concert initiative, enabling the Musicians’ Company to support those young artists both financially and creatively.
The Master of the Company, John Nichols, said: “These are times of exceptional hardship in the world of the arts, as the cancelling of all concerts and events means catastrophic loss of income and livelihood for performers. I am delighted that The Musicians’ Company has been able to help its Yeomen Young Artists to return – albeit virtually – to the concert platform, and that we have been able to give these outstanding performers the widest possible audience.”