We are delighted to welcome violinist Elena Urioste to our Apollo Associate Artists Programme. Elena is a current BBC New Generation Artist and Sphinx Organization Laureate. She will be visiting schools taking part in the Apollo programme to play and talk about her life as an international solo violinist. Elena is a wonderful violinist, and a lovely person, and we are really looking forward to introducing her to some of the children this year.
A huge thank you to the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity for their generous grant of £3,000 towards our classical music education programme at St. Matthias and Rushmore Primary Schools in Hackney. We’re delighted to be working with these schools again this year and are really excited to bring the magic of live classical music to more of their pupils. Thank you to the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity for their much valued support!
Above Photo: Pupils at St. Matthias Primary School on our 2014-15 programme.
We started the new season of our schools programme on 30 September at Orchard Primary School. This season includes 20 primary schools and one special school in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Camden and Waltham Forest, including several schools we haven’t worked with before.
We are delighted to announce that Armando Iannucci is joining Sir Simon Rattle as Patron of Apollo Music Projects. Armando is passionate about music and making it accessible. See his speech on the subject here. He recently featured Apollo Music Projects in a BBC Artsnight programme. Watch here. We are thrilled to welcome Armando to our team.