Live Music Now

Live Music Now (LMN) is a UK-wide music outreach and musicians development scheme, established by Yehudi Menuhin in 1977, under Founder-Chairman Ian Stoutzker, CBE. It is inspired by the vision that by embracing the power of music to transform lives, musicians play a central part in a healthy society. LMN aims to bring live music of the highest quality to those for whom access to its benefits is normally restricted, focusing on Wellbeing (particularly older people, including those living with dementia) and Special Educational Needs (particularly children) and to support the professional development of musicians at the outset of their careers, ensuring the highest quality of delivery through a rigorous selection and training process. 

The organisation works with over 350 young professional musicians each year to deliver over 2,500 participatory performances and workshops, reaching over 120,000 people across the UK. In the past 39 years, more than 2 million people have benefitted, almost all of whom would never otherwise be able to experience the exhilaration of live arts events.

As part of the worldwide celebrations for Menuhin 100, LMN is hosting and partnering in a series of events to honour their founder across the UK.


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