St George’s Bristol launched its Music Mentors Scheme in May 2015 with Julian Lloyd Webber as patron.

This is a fantastic idea and I am really looking forward to making my own my contribution! I am sure that many aspiring musicians will derive huge benefit and inspiration from the wonderful array of musicians that continually appear at St George’s.
Julian Lloyd Webber

Music Mentors is the education strand of Building a Sound Future, a capital development appeal set to secure St George’s future as a world class performance venue, preserving, extending and enhancing our central Bristol home and transforming the visitor experience.

Artists performing at St George’s are eagerly signing up to offer personal music mentoring opportunities to aspiring young musicians. The team at St George’s have been delighted by the positive response to date from artists covering both classical and contemporary music genres. So far masterclasses have taken place with Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, Guitarists Xuefei Yang and Craig Ogden, Cellist Natalie Klein, Cello Ensemble Cellophony, Singer Songwriters Lianne La Havas and Will Young, who we welcomed to the venue in collaboration with BIMM (The British and Irish Modern Music Institute) Bristol, Onyx Brass, the Project Zulu Choir and Avi Avital, master of the Mandolin! In addition, Pianist James Rhodes has performed on the new piano in the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital.

Keep your eyes peeled for updates on the latest artists joining the scheme. If you would like to take part in a future Music Mentor event, you can register your interest yourself or on behalf of someone else by emailing Catherine.freda@stgeorgesbristol.co.uk to find out how to take part.

To visit the Music Mentors page of our Building A Sound Future website here