A wonderful occasion as Braimah and Konya Kanneh-Mason, our newest Apollo Associate Artists, visited London Fields Primary School to play to KS2, including Year 4 Kanneh-Mason class! The children were understandably thrilled at meeting their heroes, and were an amazing audience. The children wrote delightful letters to Braimah and Konya: “You have made me as happy as I can be. I thought music wasn’t my thing, but when I saw you, you inspired me so now I want to do piano and violin.” Thanks to both wonderful artists for an amazing and inspiring afternoon.
We are pleased to announce that Jo Boswell has accepted the role of Vice Chair. Jo brings a wealth of knowledge into the team and is a keen amateur musician herself. We very much look forward to using Jo’s expertise to expand the reach of Apollo Music Projects.
We are now finalising our list of participating schools for 2019-20, and have a few places left. We look forward to adding more schools next year, with several new schools already signed up to start in September. If you are interested in joining the Apollo programme, please get in touch, or if you know of a school that would. be interested please pass on the details. Next year will be our most ambitious yet, with 30 primary school places on offer.
We are delighted to announce that our Schools Administrator Oliver Pashley has been appointed as Sub-Principal Clarinet with the wonderful Britten Sinfonia. A fantastic job and well-deserved. Sadly this means that Oli will not be able to continue as Apollo Schools Administrator. He has been a great member of our team, and a pleasure to work with. We wish him all success in his new role. Csenge Herman, our General Administrator will take on the additional role of Schools Administrator later this month, so everything will continue to run smoothly.