Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance


I’ve got a question about my music making – can you help?

Whether you’d like to know about other sources of funding, where to find a new teacher, what courses are coming up or how to go about buying a new instrument – or if you have any other musical question – then just get in touch! AYM provides a straightforward point of access to the answers you need and we can help put you in touch with our partner organisations across the country. So please just ask!

How did AYM start?
We exist because of one man’s consuming interest in music. Robert Lewin was a musician and instrument collector whose enthusiasm and passion for stringed instruments led him to create a collection of instruments and bows of extraordinary quality. He expressed the wish that when he died the gradual sale of this collection would provide a source of support for talented young musicians. AYM was founded as a result of his generous legacy. For more information on Robert Lewin click here.

Where do the funds come from?
The initial funding came from the gradual sale of Robert Lewin’s collection at auction. However, we have to constantly fundraise to ensure that the small remaining endowment doesn’t run out and that our work can continue.

How does AYM publicise its Awards?
We publicise our Awards across the media and circulate information to many contacts, including our numerous partners in education and the arts.

How do I apply?
Application Forms for our Awards process are generally available in October. The deadline for 2016 Applications will be in  March 2016.

Please visit our Awards page where you’ll find all the information that you need. You may also want to read our guidance notes.