New Apollo Admin team starts!

We are delighted to announce our new team of administrators: Mary Paterson, Finance Administrator, Clare Davis, Fundraising Administrator, and Hayley Pullen, Fundraising Assistant, also responsible for social media. We had a great number of high quality applicants for these positions, and we are really excited about the coming year with the new team in place.

Vacancy for Treasurer

We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees.

The role requires an understanding of charitable financial practice and accounting and of financial management at an organisational level. Prior experience working for an Arts organisation is desirable.

Please see job description for full details.

If you would like to join a fantastic and supportive team, please apply.

Applications by email with CV and supporting statement to Joan A Speers, Chair of Trustees, info@apollomusicprojects.org.

The role will remain open until we have found the right candidate.

Apollo Music Projects is keen to ensure that the Board is representative of the community we serve and welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

 

Celebrated violinist Maria Włoszczowska joins our Associate Artists Programme

We’re delighted to welcome violinist Maria Włoszczowska as a member of our Associate Artists Programme – a programme of school workshops and concert performances by a select group of young and internationally renowned soloists, led by cellist Leonard Elschenbroich.

Maria is the First Prize winner of the Michail Elsky International Violin Competition, Minsk, and laureate of five special awards at the XIV International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. She was also selected as the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Emily Anderson Prize, performing at the Wigmore Hall for the final of Young Classical Artist Trust (YCAT). She is supported by the Hattori Foundation and became an RPS Young Artist in 2014. This year, Maria returns to the Wigmore Hall for a recital as part of the Young Producers series with the pianist Alasdair Beatson.

Maria will be appearing at our schools’ symphony orchestra concerts at Hackney Empire on 13th July, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, 1st and 2nd movements – we can’t wait!

Maria Włoszczowska - Associate Artist

Announcing three new funding grants

We’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy multiple pieces of good news recently – we have not one but three new grants to announce!

We’ve received a very generous grant of £10,000 from the Accenture UK employee charity fund, Making A Difference – towards our programme of interactive classroom sessions, chamber orchestra workshops and symphony orchestra concerts at Hackney Empire.

We’ve also received a grant of £2,500 from the Ben Ogden Memorial Fund at the Allen & Overy Foundation (managed on their behalf by the East End Community Foundation), towards our programme at Hoxton Garden, Orchard and Southwold Primary Schools next year. The Ben Ogden Memorial Fund has been established by Allen & Overy in memory of Ben Ogden, who was on his way to becoming a very successful solicitor. He passed his Legal Practitioners Course with flying colours and at the end of his two year training contract with Allen & Overy was taken on in their employment and pensions department. It was during his qualification break that he tragically died in the Nepalese air crash on 28 September 2012.

And last, but certainly not least, we’ve received a donation of £500 from the Armourers & Brasiers’ Gauntlet Trust, towards our programme at Harbinger Primary School in Tower Hamlets.

A huge thank you from all of us at Apollo Music Projects to our much valued funders, for enabling us to bring the magic of live classical music to more disadvantaged children in deprived parts of London. Thank you!