Impact Award

Supported by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

For an outstanding initiative, individual or organisation that set out to engage and have a lasting impact on the lives of people who may not otherwise experience classical music, demonstrating the positive, empowering role it can play in society.

ENO Breathe

‘ENO Breathe is a brilliant example of how music, and the principles of music-making, can touch lives in ways people may not imagine. Drawing on the expertise of opera singers and colleagues at Imperial College Healthcare, it has helped hundreds of long-Covid sufferers positively address their breathing and anxiety, with astounding results. Now rolled out to 50 NHS Trusts nationwide, it vividly illustrates music’s worth in social prescribing.’

Also shortlisted:

    This year's shortlist for Impact was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

    Carol Main, Director, Live Music Now Scotland
    Ishani O'Connor, Learning & Participation Manager, Chineke!
    John Barber, Composer
    Phil Castang, Director of Creative Learning and Engagement, Bristol Beacon
    Rhian Hutchings, Director, Anthem Music Fund Wales

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