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Allianz Musical Insurance creates partnership with ABRSM

2 years ago

On Friday, 7th July, music lovers and educators will come together at Shine, a celebratory event at the Barbican Centre. This event marks the beginning of a long term partnership between Allianz Musical Insurance, the UK’s No.1 musical instrument insurer, and the UK’s leading music examination board, ABRSM.

Hosted by ABRSM in partnership with Allianz Musical Insurance, the Barbican and the UK’s most popular classical music station, Classic FM, the event will showcase music and music education from around the world. Guests will be able to enjoy:

  • Performances from some of the world’s leading young musicians, including ABRSM Scholars Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jess Gillam;
  • Sir Simon Rattle conducting an open rehearsal of the London Symphony Orchestra;
  • A series of workshops and sessions for teachers, students and parents in the afternoon, delivered by leading music organisations and educators from across the UK.

There will be performances from young professional musicians, including the Southbank Sinfonia and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. In addition, Classic FM presenter, Myleene Klass, will announce the winners of the Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year Awards with Casio and ABRSM, plus there will be keynotes and speeches from leading figures in music education.

ABRSM has also specially commissioned a new piece of music called Shine which will be performed by a Big Band in the morning. Different arrangements of the piece will be made available for guests to use free of charge after the event.

Michael Elliott, ABRSM Chief Executive, said, “Shine is a celebration of leadership and innovation in music education. Together with our partners, we want to highlight the impact of musical progression and showcase the next generation of inspirational leaders! We are also choosing this occasion to launch a Commission for Music, an independent year-long inquiry designed to explore how more people can fulfil their potential as music learners. We’re looking forward to working with Allianz in a number of ways to extend our reach and build engaging opportunities for music lovers.”

Clarice Goff, Marketing Executive, Allianz Musical Insurance, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with ABRSM and are looking forward to hearing the newly commissioned Shine! This partnership will comprise many elements, including offers for ABRSM applicants, content creation and sharing advice. We’re thrilled to be involved!”

To book free tickets for Shine, visit

If you can’t attend the event, you can follow @ABRSM along behind the scenes on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and follow @AllianzMusic to hear about upcoming competitions.

This partnership was introduced and brokered by creative agency, Reg & Co.

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