Seeking an Executive Director

The Trustees are seeking an experienced Executive Director to build on the Charity’s recent success and drive its continued growth.  With vision, experience and energy, the new Executive Director will ensure the Charity becomes sustainable for the long term benefit of the young people it supports.  Given the huge growth potential, this role is ideal for someone who is a social entrepreneur and wants to help grow Future Talent to deliver its charitable objectives.

If you would like an informal discussion about the Charity please contact Craig Titley, outgoing Chief Executive on 020 3457 1311 or email craig@futuretalent.org.

To apply for the position, please send completed applications to Sheree-Marie Abraham at sheree-marie@futuretalent.org by noon on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Download the job description, application form and equal opportunities form.

Coombs Scholarship Final

On Tuesday 29 November Future Talent Musicians Ashby, Elodie, Zac, Robert, Xander and Micah took part in the Coombs Scholarship Final at Holland Park School, London.

Each musician played two contrasting pieces for a panel of four judges: Future Talent Patron and previous BBC Young Musician of the Year winner Guy Johnston, composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson, Artistic Director and Head of Brass at the Royal Academy of Music, Mark David, and ex-Future Talent Trustee Jessica Brennan, who also ran BBC Young Musician of the Year for 11 years.

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Future Talent Orchestra’s debut public performance at the Southbank Centre

On Sunday 23 October, the Future Talent Orchestra performed at the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank Centre’s WHY? Festival celebrating the rights of children and young people.

This was the third opportunity for current Future Talent musicians, as well as alumni, to come together for a day of intensive mentoring and performing.  The Musicians spent the day rehearsing Terry Riley’s minimalist composition In C directed by Robert Ames, co-principal conductor and co-founder of the London Contemporary Orchestra.

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Future Talent Musicians perform at Hatfield House

On Thursday 22 September, Future Talent Musicians AlexanderAnnie-MayCharlesCloverIsabellaJoshua, Molly and Willard performed as part of the Hatfield House Music Festival, a yearly chamber music festival organised by cellist and Future Talent Patron, Guy Johnston, set in the beautiful surroundings of Elizabeth I’s childhood home. Our Musicians performed a musical programme ‘Inspired by Bach’ to 200 local school children from Hertfordshire.

In preparation for the concert, our Musicians rehearsed in the late Sir Georg Solti’s studio; an amazing opportunity to see the last score he ever used, still open (also Bach), along with many other interesting scores and musical memorabilia from his life as a conductor.

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Paris-Cambridge Cycle Ride in aid of Future Talent

 We knew of Future Talent before [the bike ride], as Nicholas Robinson, one of the charity’s founders, was my headmaster for five years, and is heavily involved with the choir at King’s College, where we are both choral scholars. And, as choral scholars, we count ourselves so incredibly lucky to have benefitted from a musical education, and the idea of being able to help kids across England have the same experience was a truly wonderful one…  All in all, the bike ride was a huge success. We raised over £2,500 for Future Talent, and completed a challenge nobody, not even ourselves, had backed us to finish. The memory of the trip will stay with me for a long time – I certainly won’t be able to walk past a Boris bike again without checking, forlornly, to see if it is number 35663, the bike that made it from Paris to Cambridge

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