Music charity London Music Masters (LMM) is seeking supporters
to help fund the creation of a new violin concerto by British
composer Martin Suckling. The organisation, which provides music
education in inner-city primary schools and a violin award scheme
for young professional players, needs to raise £4,250 by the end of
March to fund the commission. LMM has set up a 'Buy a Bar'
campaign, encouraging supporters to donate between £5 (for a bar of
music) and £120 (for two pages of the score). The Facebook-led
initiative has so far raised £2,300 of the £4,250 target.
The concerto, called 'Grains', will be premiered this December by Polish violinist Agata Szymczewska, a holder of the LMM Award. She will join Suckling in giving special workshops at two South London primary schools, where pupils will be introduced to the new concerto.