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ABRSM supports talented young musicians

4 years ago


‘Music is the rhythm of my life. It helps keeps me focused on my goals,’ says 13-year-old violinist, Ibrahim Vatansever.

Ibrahim is one of four talented young musicians who received an Outstanding Mayor’s Music Scholar Award, sponsored by ABRSM, at the London Music Awards last night.

14-year-old cellist Aisha Jalloh, 13-year-old flautist Krum Didov, and 11-year-old French Horn player Louis Lodder were among the other Outstanding Mayor’s Music Scholar Award recipients who were honoured at last night’s event.

The awards ceremony raises money for the Mayor’s Music Fund charitable activities, including their scholarship programme.

Young musicians

Developing potential

‘Our mission is to give every child who shows significant musical ability, and commitment to learning an instrument, the opportunity to develop their potential,’ says Ginny Greenwood, Chief Executive at Mayor’s Music Fund.

ABRSM works closely with the Mayor's Music Fund to offer scholarships to twelve talented young London musicians.

‘We’re committed to supporting the Mayor’s Music Fund, which is helping to inspire achievement and change the musical landscape for children in London,’ says Michael Elliott, ABRSM Chief Executive.

‘This is one in a number of initiatives that we sponsor to help young people to develop their musical skills in a progressive way,’ he continued.

ABRSM sponsorship and scholarship

For more information about ABRSM’s sponsorship and scholarship programmes, visit

Mayor’s Music Fund

The Mayor's Music FundThe Mayor’s Music Fund is an independent charity with the Mayor of London as Founder Patron. They provide grants of circa £400,000 every year to enable thousands of children and young people across every London borough to develop their musical potential, through 4-year scholarships and by opportunities to learn from and perform alongside professionals.

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