Call of the Mountains – Clare Johnston and Drake Music Scotland


supported by Oxford University Press Music

For an outstanding initiative, individual or organisation that practically engaged and set out to 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.

Call of the Mountains – Clare Johnston and Drake Music Scotland

'Drake Music Scotland and their Associate Composer Ben Lunn are renowned for empowering disabled musicians. Call of the Mountains – their collaboration with Clare Johnston – crosses new frontiers. Clare led a ground-breaking creative exchange with Kazakhstan’s Eegeru ensemble: digitally at first, then culminating in a triumphant collective performance in Edinburgh. From these pioneers, we could all learn ways for marginalised artists to take the reins and lead the field.'

Also shortlisted:

      The 2024 shortlist for Impact was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

      Deborah Keyser, Director, Tŷ Cerdd – Music Centre Wales
      Jennifer Martin, Chief Executive, The Cumnock Tryst
      Roger Wilson, Director of Operations, Black Lives in Music
      Simon Toyne, Executive Director of Music, David Ross Education Trust
      Uchenna Ngwe, Oboe, Educator and Researcher