Toni Heywood (flugelhorn)
Toni has been playing brass instruments since she was six years old. During this time she had dreamed of becoming a professional musician and although playing cornet for most of the time, once she moved to flugelhorn in early 2009, she realised this was the perfect instrument for her. Toni practised and pushed herself to keep getting better but as she did not own her own instrument it was difficult for her to practise in her own time. Being awarded a bursary from Future Talent has enabled Toni buy her own instrument, which replaced the one she was borrowing.
Owning her own instrument will ensure Toni can push herself further still and accomplish her dreams and ambitions.