Live music transcends barriers to communication by
engaging the spirit.
Live Music Now works with a very diverse range of people that rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to experience live music - some of whom are very disadvantaged. They often face difficulties in communicating, cut off from the joy and pleasures of participating and sharing with others. LMN's approach to overcoming these barriers is through the quality of our musicians and the way we deliver our music.
LMN's approach has been developed for 40 years, realising the vision of our founders, legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin and his friend, LMN Founder Chairman, Ian Stoutzker CBE.
Music, amongst all the great arts, is the language which
penetrates most deeply into the human spirit, reaching
people through every barrier, disability, language and
circumstance. This is why it has been my dream to bring
music back into the lives of those people whose lives are
especially prone to stress and suffering... so that it might
comfort, heal and bring delight.
LMN selects young, professional musicians who combine exceptional performing skills with special qualities of insight, generosity of spirit and flexibility. We enhance their skills through our distinctive approach to training and performance, and send them out into the community to perform for older people and children with special educational needs across the UK.
The joy that live music brings in a moment can be transformative over time. LMN delivers programmes tailored to participants whose lives are challenged due to disability, illness, poverty or social disadvantage. It is our ambition to bring live music to more people, achieving greater beneficial impact through sustained involvement. It is our role to inspire young professional musicians to use their talents for the benefit of those who are otherwise excluded from the joy of live music.