The Young Producers project brings together young people aged 15 – 18 to present their own concert at Wigmore Hall. Facilitated by a mentor, the young people lead the project themselves, taking responsibility for selecting the repertoire and the theme of the concert, as well as the budget, devising and implementing their own marketing plan, liaising with the artists and co-ordinating logistics.
The young people have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to, and receive advice and input from, a range of experts in their fields, including Heads of Department at Wigmore Hall and our supporters, London Stock Exchange Group Foundation.
This year, there are two separate cohorts of Young Producers, one based in Tower Hamlets, and one based in the Tri-borough. The 2016/17 Young Producers are from Central Foundation Girls School and George Green’s School in Tower Hamlets. As part of the project they are working towards their Silver Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification.
As well as their Project Mentor, Lucy Drever, the group is supported by an Arts Award Advisor, Francesca Gkotsi, and Wigmore Hall Learning Programme Manager for Schools and Early Years, Stacey Campkin.
Young Producers in Tower Hamlets is supported by London Stock Exchange Group Foundation, and led in partnership with Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES), the Music Hub for Tower Hamlets and the City of London.
The 2016/17 Tri-borough Young Producers are from Cardinal Hume Centre. Based in Westminster, the Cardinal Hume Centre works with families and young people overcome poverty and homelessness, primarily working with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in need.
The group have been working with their Project Mentor, Lucy Drever, along with their artist Abimaro, to work towards a concert experience of their own design.
Wigmore Hall’s Young Producers Programme is supported by John Lyon’s Charity in the Tri-borough.