Trustee Jessica Brennan reflects on 10 years of musical talent

The chance to hear the talent of young musicians from all over the country has been one of the real joys of being a Trustee of Future Talent for the last 10 years.

Fundraising events and board meetings all offer a variety of opportunities to meet new people, develop relationships and expand the charity’s work, but it’s when I sit down to listen to the young performers at their auditions that I am reminded just why our wonderful co-founders, Katharine Kent and Nicholas Robinson, felt the need to start this unique charity.

To know our support can help these musicians achieve their musical goals and in some cases prepare them for a lifetime of fulfilment through music making is so rewarding.  Seeing how some of the young people we have supported have developed over recent years has been truly inspiring – and in this regard I think a quote from one of my fellow countrymen Van Morrison says it all:

 You can’t stay the same. If you’re a musician and a singer, you have to change, that’s the way it works.”

Without the support of Future Talent, the truth is many young musicians wouldn’t have the chance to change and grow and that’s why I’m determined to work hard to support as many as possible in the future.