Cherubim News

  • Viola


    The Cherubim Music Trust is delighted to have acquired a quality viola to supplement our growing number of stringed instruments. This page will eventually provide details our own Viola, but here’s some general information about the instrument with links to whet your appetite: ‘The viola is a string instrument that is bowed or played with varying …Read More »
  • YouTube – we need your help!

    YouTube – we need your help!

    All of the videos and recordings that the Cherubim Music Trust have of their awardees and instruments are now available to view and listen to on YouTube, but we need your help. In order for us to have our own dedicated channel on YouTube, we need a minimum number of …Read More »
  • Flute – Altus

    Flute – Altus

    The latest addition to the Cherubim Music Trust’s woodwind section is the superb Altus flute. Through the careful selection of materials and the Altus dedication to handmade craftsmanship, the Artist Series achieves an unparalleled balance between performance quality and affordability. Artist Series flutes feature handmade silver-plated mechanisms well-known for their …Read More »
  • Grace Callaghan

    Grace Callaghan

    Grace Callaghan is a third year BMus flute student at the RNCM. She writes ‘My tutors tell me that to progress further it’s vital that I have a flute of a professional standard, but I don’t have the means to buy a better one with my student debt now rising to £69,000.’ So, …Read More »
  • Adam Collins

    Adam Collins

    Adam is the latest awardee of the B&S Orchestral F tuba – the ‘Charles Steer’. Adam Jibran Collins is a Libyan-British tuba player who grew up in Bournemouth. Having previously studied as a joint first study violinist and tuba player, he has performed at the country’s most prestigious concert halls …Read More »
  • Midsummer Song event raises £1,000 profit

    Midsummer Song event raises £1,000 profit

    Thank you so very much to all who attended the Midsummer Song event this weekend, but special thanks to MJ & Deb who assisted Clancy in preparing food for the singers, and much else, as well as helping James & Freddy Scott-Clarke in setting out and clearing up. Brilliant work. …Read More »
  • Toril Azzalini-Machecler

    Toril Azzalini-Machecler

    News of a change in the percussion department: Sam Wilson has handed over the Cherubim marimba to new Cherubim awardee Toril Azzalini-Machecler. Toril, a 2018 BBC Young Musician finalist, has appeared with the instrument at a first night of the proms concert, and you can watch the video of that …Read More »
  • Kanneh-Mason calls for EBacc to be reformed PLUS Bacc for the Future gets heard in Parliament

    Kanneh-Mason calls for EBacc to be reformed PLUS Bacc for the Future gets heard in Parliament

    From MIA (Music Industries Association) Here are two important updates from the campaign fighting the English Baccalaureate that the MIA continues to support… The esteemed young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has called for the EBacc to be urgently reversed or reformed to save creative education in schools. Sheku, the former BBC …Read More »
  • Cherubim Chamber soloists: Façade

    Cherubim Chamber soloists: Façade

    Here’s an exciting development for you:   Our Cherubim Chamber Soloists in preparing to perform William Walton’s Façade in September, have recorded the backing track of Walton’s Façade for the actors to rehearse with, under the baton of Cherubim Musician Harry Bradford.   You can watch and listen to the …Read More »
  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a state school success story. He may never have a successor…

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a state school success story. He may never have a successor…

    This time last year the young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was awaiting his A-level results, unaware that within 12 months he would be a world sensation. The student at Trinity school, a comprehensive in one of the less advantaged parts of Nottingham, achieved his predicted A* for music and is now at …Read More »