Award launched for young brass players from low-income backgrounds

Amrit Virdi
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The teamArchie Award will provide financial support and tailored mentorship to brass players aged 16–18 from low-income backgrounds.

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Charities Future Talent and teamArchie have teamed up to offer two annual awards of £2,000 to cover music-related expenses, alongside a tailored development programme, to young brass players from low-income backgrounds.

Applications for the two inaugural awards, for players aged 1618, are open until 17 April. Successful applicants will participate in workshops, masterclasses, performance/recording opportunities, and have one-to-one mentoring with trumpeter Matilda Lloyd, who is an ambassador for teamArchie.

Clare Cook, chief executive of Future Talent, said: ‘The Future Talent team is honoured to work alongside teamArchie to create meaningful opportunities for talented young brass players. Through this new award, we aim to showcase the transformative power of music education and the lifelong benefits it brings. We invite passionate young brass players to seize this opportunity and apply for the teamArchie Future Talent Award for Brass, marking the beginning of a journey that could shape their musical future.’

Established in memory of Archie Lloyd, teamArchie is a charitable foundation set up in memory of a young man, aged 18, who died tragically in 2015 when travelling with friends. The foundation seeks to motivate and inspire young people to make the most of their talents.

Future Talent has helped over 1,000 young musicians to overcome the financial and social barriers that can prevent them from reaching their full potential.

For more information and to apply for a teamArchie Award, visit