Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

Trustee: Laurie Watt

Laurie Watt is someone who loves music and live music-making and wants to ensure that there’s a vibrant future for classical music. That starts with enabling young people with talent commitment and potential not to miss out on getting the best possible music education. Laurie is a Senior Counsel with Charles Russell Solicitors having joined the firm in 1972, now taking on an enhanced international ambassadorial role for the firm. Laurie also lectures on corporate governance issues and has given talks in London, Mexico, Hong Kong and Nigeria. A horn player in his spare time, he has successfully managed to combine his two passions of law and music throughout his career. Charles Russell represents a number of orchestras and other music-related organisations. “If I hadn’t played the French horn, I certainly wouldn’t have joined this firm.”
Laurie became a Trustee for AYM in 2007 and continues to serves on the boards of several music organisations including the Association of British Orchestra Trust where he is the chair, an Honorary solicitor to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a Council member for The Royal Philharmonic Society.