Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

The Viola Bent Award

The Viola Bent Award was established in 2017. Here Viola talks about why she chose to become an AYM Guardian Angel and support AYM’s Ambition 10000 campaign.

“I am 92 years old and my love of classical music was given to me by my late husband.   We often listened to recording when we lived for a few years in Malaysia when we were first married and my enjoyment of music grew from then onwards.  

I am not an expert at all, but I love hearing music.  I like all the different instruments but the cello is my favourite.  When I heard about Awards for Young Musicians and the opportunities it gives to so many talented musicians, I realised that I would love to be able to help and support  young people who are dedicated to this wonderful art form.”