Two music charities, London Music Masters (LMM) and Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT), have announced a new partnership which will support the shared aims of education, diversity and inclusion within classical music.
The Robey Artist will represent exceptional performers from backgrounds currently under-represented in the classical sector. Through recommendation and selection, artists will be identified from diverse backgrounds who exhibit the potential for a solo performing career. The appointed Artist will undertake an ambassadorial role within the LMM Learning Programme, working closely with the young learners to becoming an inspirational classical role model.
The first Robey Artist is the American violinist, Randall Goosby. Goosby will join YCAT’s roster of artists and take on a London Music Masters school residency. This twin investment in his performance career and his role as an ambassador for education are at the heart of this partnership.
The partnership is further extended with a training programme led by London Music Masters for YCAT artists helping to build an authentic approach to community music making.
The two organisations aim to increase the confidence, skills and creativity of emerging artists enabling them to be as effective in the classroom as they are in the concert hall, across the whole of their career. Additionally, the charities will work with leading Diversity and Inclusion specialists to build more inclusive practices through a programme of trustee and staff training and the development of a Diversity and Inclusion roadmap.