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Royal College of Music
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers. Founded in 1882 by the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the RCM has trained some of the most important figures in British and international music life.
Gemma Deavall, Divisional Director for the Musical Instrument division, explains "At Lark, we are always looking for ways in which we can get involved in the world of music, to show our support and continue to grow our knowledge and understanding. As soon as we heard about the scholarship programme at the RCM, we knew it was something that we could get excited about. For me that was important as we didn’t want to just be funding something, we wanted to get involved.
"Scholarships transform the lives of young, gifted people in a profound way. This support gives talented young people opportunities that may otherwise be closed to them because of lack of funds. Supporters value the opportunity to be associated with an individual student, enjoying opportunities to meet and learn about their scholarship recipient, and invitations to exclusive receptions, rehearsals and masterclasses."
Nicholas Selman, Former Scholarships Manager at the RCM said: "Talent is only the beginning. The RCM gives students a learning experience that unlocks their potential and prepares them for life after study, but specialist tuition is expensive. We must ensure that the very best students from around the world are enabled to study and succeed – RCM scholarships are pivotal to making this possible."
Lark (Group) Limited and the Royal College of Music (RCM) joined forces to establish the Lark scholarship for RCM students. Below is a video from the first Royal College of Music Scholar, Joseph Devalle. He talks about how Lark's sponsorship was instrumental in helping him to pursue his dream.
Founded in 1968, the London Sinfonietta’s commitment to making new music has seen it commission over 300 works and premiere many hundreds more. A resident at Southbank Centre, with a busy touring schedule across the UK and abroad, its core is 18 Principal Players, representing some of the best solo and ensemble musicians in the world.
Lark are sponsoring the London Sinfonietta’s ever popular ‘World Premiere Wednesday’ breakfast events, at which individuals from across the arts and business sectors are brought together to network and experience a world exclusive of the latest Sinfonietta Short commission. Lark will also be sponsoring one of the London Sinfonietta’s concerts during their 2015-16 season.
David Foster, Lark's Private Clients Director, says "We are delighted to be working with the London Sinfonietta - an organisation that is at the cutting edge of contemporary music, with some of the best musicians in the country collaborating with new composers to create bold music that is both exciting and challenging. Both Lark and the London Sinfonietta are in the business of pursuing excellence, and we were attracted by the cultural similarities between our two organisations. We see this as a great opportunity to forge new relationships in the world of music, where we are already very active."
Andrew Burke, Chief Executive of the London Sinfonietta, stated, "We are very pleased to be forging a partnership with Lark, whose support will underpin our exciting World Premiere Wednesday series. Lark have already shown themselves as an enlightened supporter of the arts and we trust that their support of the London Sinfonietta will only add to their credentials. As with all good relationships of this kind, I hope we can generate many ideas together to expand our mutual interests. This is the start of what we all hope will be a rewarding journey."
Lark (Group) Limited are delighted to announce the start of a new corporate partnership with the world-renowned London Sinfonietta.
Incorporated Society of Musicians
The ISM is the UK's professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music
They were set up in 1882 to promote the art of music and protect the interests of musicians.
They are a wholly independent organisation supporting over 8,000 members from all areas of the profession and from all musical backgrounds. Their members include thousands of performers, composers, educators, academics, music administrators, music technology professionals, music therapists and portfolio musicians.
Global Family Office Community
The Global Family Office Community exists to serve the needs of family offices. Their activities are for and driven by families and their family offices.
Their community includes family offices from all continents; single, multi and virtual.
They have developed a cohesive community of family offices, as well as a network of specialist advisors who serve them.
Business divisions within Global Family Office Community provide family offices with:
Opportunity for interaction and learning with and from both peers and experts, as well as sharing of ideas and common issues
Recruitment of talent, advice and the latest jobs
Guidance on service providers qualified to work with family offices in a range of specialisms
News and information
They provide services to family offices through a combination of online resources and events.
Menuhin Competition 2016
Since 1983 it has consistently attracted some of the greatest violin talents from all over the world and brought them together in an exceptional atmosphere of learning and exchange.
Dubbed ‘the Olympics of the Violin’ it is the world’s leading competition for young musicians under the age of 22.
Many of its prize winners have gone on to successful international careers.
To celebrate the Centenary of Yehudi Menuhin's birth, the Menuhin Competition 2016 returns to London for the first time in 12 years.
An introduction to the Menuhin Competition 2016 as it returns to London for the first time in 12 years.
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