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Founded in 2004 by The Duchess of Kent and Nicholas Robinson, Future Talent supports gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds with financial and personal guidance to enable them to flourish on their musical journey.
It is estimated that as a result of deprivation over 1,000 children with exceptional musical abilities are lost from our society every year. We provide a bridge through our Young Musicians Development Programme, offering unique opportunities for young musicians to build confidence, develop personal skills, and enhance musical experience.

inspiring young musicians

Our flagship Young Musicians Development Programme aims to support, develop and listen to the needs and aspirations of gifted young musicians who present challenges to their musical development.  core is in the evolution of the young lives we affect; inspiring examples of musical talent and life development.

Listen

We build confidence through education, knowledge and performance experiences collaborating with top industry professionals as mentors and leaders to nurture our young musicians.

Support

We support our young musicians through our dedicated Relationship Manager with personal guidance and encouragement along with a financial bursary to equip them with the tools to flourish on their musical journeys.

Support

We support our young musicians through our dedicated Relationship Manager with personal guidance and encouragement along with a financial bursary to equip them with the tools to flourish on their musical journeys.

Develop

We provide a range of excellent opportunities for our young musicians including mentoring, masterclasses and workshops, hosting performances at venues from Buckingham Palace to Ronnie Scott's to the Southbank Centre.


Over the last 15 years, we are proud to be the UK’s leading charity for inspiring future generations of musical talent, providing access to life-changing opportunities to young musicians from low-income backgrounds.
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Our Vision

“For thirteen years I taught music in a primary school in East Hull. I taught children with exceptional talent but I could not find any natural pathways for them to develop that talent. I saw the power of music in every aspect of their lives and as an extraordinary stimulant for growth.

Our vision has been to support talented young musicians from every corner of the country and in every genre of music. The benefits for these children are inestimable. We hope to break barriers down, enhance opportunities and make a career in music an equal reality for all, as well as to capture the power of music as a force for change that can improve young people’s lives.”

HRH The Duchess of Kent

Co-Founder & Trustee

Support our young musicians.

By donating to our charity, together we can support more gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds from across the UK.

Making a monthly donation:

You can support our work by joining one of the following clubs:
Jazz Club: £5 per month
Classical Club: £25 per month
Folk Club: £50 per month
Rock Club: £70 per month
Select your chosen club to make your donation online:
Jazz ClubClassical ClubFolk ClubRock ClubOther

Making an annual donation:

You can support our work by becoming an annual patron:
Rhythm: £1,000 per year
Melody: £3,000 per year
Harmony: £5,000 per year
Amadeus: £15,000 per year
Select your chosen patronage to make your donation online:
RhythmMelodyHarmonyAmadeusOther

Making a single donation:

You can support our work with a one-off donation:
£15£30£50£100Other

Make a payment via bank transfer.

You can support our work by organising a payment directly:
Account Name: Future Talent Musicians
Account Number: 65023319
Sort-Code: 40-47-31
Thank you for your support.
We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of individuals, trusts and the corporate sector. Help us ensure the advancement of these talented young people, giving them an equal chance to realise their musical ambitions.

Latest News

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Meet our Trustees
and Ambassadors
Sting CBE
Ambassador
Meet our Trustees
and Ambassadors
Nicholas Robinson
Chairman
We are managed by a devoted and hardworking team and supported by a range of ambassadors and trustees from the worlds of music, entertainment, education and business.
"this charity is a gem"
We are managed by a devoted and hardworking team and supported by a range of ambassadors and trustees from the worlds of music, entertainment, education and business.
"the power of music is infinite"
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