Cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson Appointed Ambassador for the London Music Fund

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The London Music Fund (LMF) has appointed Ayanna Wittner-Johnson as its new Ambassador and Trustee. A London native, Wittner-Johnson works throughout a variety of types and has acquired commissions from teams such because the London Symphony Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, and the Hip-Hop Shakespeare Firm.

As a part of her new position, Wittner-Johnson will act as a task mannequin to the younger musicians within the LMF scholarship program. The scholarship gives 4 years’ price of music classes for kids whose dad and mom couldn’t in any other case afford them. Alongside the price of classes, the students additionally obtain entry to a well-maintained instrument, ensemble coaching, journeys to concert events and occasions, and the assist of a mentor.

One in every of Wittner-Johnson’s first duties in her new position shall be to carry out alongside the graduating class of four-year students of their subsequent workshop, which is because of happen on the Royal Academy of Music on Sunday July 3.

Different ambassadors for the LMF embody Nicola Benedetti, YolanDa Brown, Jess Gillam, Chi-chi Nwanoku, and Simon Cowell.

“As a Londoner myself, I totally perceive the significance of supporting younger musicians within the capital on their musical journey,” mentioned Witter-Johnson.

“The LMF is undoubtedly creating life-changing alternatives for younger musicians to thrive so I’m actually honored to be becoming a member of as an Ambassador and Trustee and sit up for being a part of the group’s unbelievable work in our metropolis,” she added. 

“We’re thrilled to have Ayanna becoming a member of us each as an Ambassador and Trustee,” mentioned Chrissy Kinsella, the CEO of the London Music Fund. “As one of many UK’s most enjoyable and modern younger musicians, she brings a brand new voice to our work.”

“Her private expertise as a younger London musician shall be integral to our future plans as we develop and develop as a company, and I’m sure that she’s going to encourage the younger individuals we work with, by her immense artistic expertise.”