BPM announces partnership with Guildhall School of Music and Drama

We are delighted to announce that we will be opening our Bristol Centre for Young Musicians (BCYM), a division of the Guildhall School, in autumn 2016, part of an ongoing national expansion of the Guildhall School’s provision for musicians under the age of 18.

Bristol Centre for Young Musicians will open in September 2016, working in partnership with Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The Centre, based at Bristol Cathedral Choir School, offers young musicians aged between 11-17 a broad programme of activities and will include music teachers from the Guildhall School as well as visits from the School’s ensembles for sectional coaching and performance rehearsal sessions. Alongside this, teaching will also include visiting music teachers from other conservatoires, including the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and players from some of the UK’s leading orchestras.

Phil Castang, Head of Bristol Plays Music said: “BCYM offers Bristol’s young musicians an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best established and emerging music teachers in the country. Bristol Cathedral Choir Schools and Henbury have excellent facilities and we are very proud to be working in partnership with the famous Guildhall School and its Centre for Young Musicians on this project – we look forward to seeing the impact.”

Stephen Dagg, Director, CYM National Strategy commented, “I am delighted that the Young Artists’ division of the Guildhall School, in partnership with Bristol Plays Music, will be launching a further branch of CYM. It is a great pleasure to be working closely with Bristol Plays Music and Bristol Cathedral Choir School to develop strong links between the Guildhall School’s many and diverse ensembles, local schools and existing Saturday provision.”

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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