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The Musician Behind the Moment

Four inspiring musicians share their most poignant moments – from performing with Coldplay at the Paralympics to witnessing a child experience music for the first time.

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One resident put it to us quite simply, that she comes in feeling miserable and goes out feeling happy.

Michael, CBSO, on helping the elderly make music

Campaign News & Stories

Assistant General Secretary Naomi Pohl on The Musician Behind the Moment

Musicians’ Union Assistant General Secretary Naomi Pohl talks about The Musician Behind the Moment, on BBC Radio Ulster’s Classical Connections with John Toal.

BBC News reports on low pay for orchestral players

Musicians' Union (MU) research shows almost half of the UK’s orchestral musicians do not earn enough to live on, despite the extraordinary role that orchestras play in people’s daily lives.

The Musician Behind the Moment

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is launching The Musician Behind the Moment, our new campaign to show the true value of the UK’s orchestral musicians.

Britain Risks “Cultural Void” as Funding Cuts Threaten the Future of Orchestras

New research by the Musicians’ Union (MU) has found that 44% of the UK’s orchestral musicians say they don’t earn enough to live on, putting the future of the nation’s orchestras at risk.

I’m such a big film music fan, and my progression into the orchestra was led by my Dad’s love of Star Wars

Maxine, London Symphony Orchestra, on performing on the Star Wars soundtrack