AYM and Future Talent

Awards for Young Musicians (AYM):
"The Chery King (Hirst) Award"

AYM have been running their annual Awards programme since 1998 and have given Awards to more than 1,000 exceptional young musicians, many of whom have gone on to prestigious music colleges and become professional musicians.

Musical talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t: family finances and other obstacles too often get in the way. AYM is here to change this!

Their Awards and other programmes help talented young people from low income families to fulfil their musical potential and support others to identify and nurture talent wherever they find it.

AYM is delighted to have supported a number of students to date with the AYM Cheryl King (Hirst) Award.

Click here to learn more about AYM and how to apply for an award.  

AYM Award winners at Birmingham Royal Conservatoire

Support for the Future Talent Fledgling Programme

Founded in 2004, Future Talent works across the UK to support gifted young musicians up to the age 18 from challenging backgrounds.

Through their various development programmes, Future Talent offers unique opportunities for young musicians to build confidence, develop personal skills and enhance their musical experience. 

The Trust provides an annual bursary towards Future Talent’s Fledgling Programming for promising younger musicians. 

Click here to learn more about the Fledging programme and how to apply.