ISM Presents – The Future of Music feat. BBC Young Musicians

The Future of Music feat. BBC Young Musicians

On April 16th 2019 at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, ISM will be hosting a day of performances from BBC’s 2018 Young Musician winners, including both products of Birmingham’s local scene and informative sessions from selected experts across various music sectors. There will also be a networking lunch which is the ideal opportunity to rub shoulders and network with music professionals and music lovers alike.

The whole day, including lunch costs £25 and this is an open event. Non-ISM members are also welcome. You can also book morning/afternoon/lunch attendance separately at £10 per session if you cannot attend the full event.

Morning Session – 10:35am – 12:00pm

* Xhosa Cole Quartet Performance – BBC’s Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018 and Birmingham based saxophonist, Xhosa Cole will be performing with her quartet. Her winning performance for the BBC was described as “Heartfelt, sincere and communicative”.

* Focus on Music Education – Music education experts Dr Alison Daubney and Professor Martin Faultey will be holding a talk to discuss the current landscape of music education.

Afternoon Session – 2:30pm – 4:20pm

* Lauren Zhang – BBC Musician of the Year 2018 and 17-year-old pianist, Lauren Zhang will be performing. She is also currently studying at the Junior Department of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

* Param Vir in Conversation – Leading composer Param Vir has works commissioned by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and performed at the BBC Proms. He will be holding a session to discuss his work “Songs on Poems of Tagore”.

ISM members choosing to only attend one of the performance sessions can obtain free entry. There is a discounted rate of £10 for ISM Members to attend both morning and afternoon sessions along with the networking lunch. Bookings must be made by Tuesday 2nd April. If you have any dietary requirements or access needs, please contact ISM. For tickets and more information, visit:

For MGR Music Teachers wishing to join ISM, we offer a discounted rate on ISM Membership. For more information, and to sign up, visit:

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