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New Brass Award for Young Musicians

Young musician playing the trumpet at St James's Palace

Future Talent, a leading UK charity dedicated to unlocking the potential of gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with teamArchie, a charitable foundation set up in memory of Archie Lloyd. This collaborative effort aims to provide essential financial support and tailored development opportunities for young brass players from across the country.

Between February 14 and April 17th 2024, gifted young brass players aged 16 to 18 from low-income backgrounds will be able to apply online for one of two annual teamArchie Awards, each providing essential financial support of £2,000 per year to cover their music-related expenses. In addition, the award-holders will be supported by a tailored development programme, incorporating workshops, masterclasses, performance/recording opportunities and one-to-one mentoring with trumpeter Matilda Lloyd, who is an ambassador of teamArchie.

These special awards are part of Future Talent's wider programmes which aim to break down barriers and amplify opportunities for young musicians of all genres from low-income backgrounds. Through a comprehensive scheme of mentoring, masterclasses, and performance opportunities, tailored for individual musicians, along with critical financial support, the charity empowers these young people to realise their ambitions.

Clare Cook, CEO of Future Talent said, "The Future Talent team is honoured to work alongside teamArchie to create meaningful opportunities for talented young brass players. Through this new award, we aim to showcase the transformative power of music education and the lifelong benefits it brings. We invite passionate young brass players to seize this opportunity and apply for the teamArchie Future Talent Award for Brass, marking the beginning of a journey that could shape their musical future."

teamArchie, established in memory of Archie Lloyd, seeks to inspire and motivate young people to make the most of their talents. The charity sponsors projects that swing the pendulum of opportunity in favour of those who deserve a helping hand to be the best they can be.

Applications for Future Talent’s programmes including the teamArchie awards for brass opened on 14th February and can be made via