SMALL CHARITY GIVES HOPE TO YOUNG CLASSICAL MUSICIANS IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) raises more than £100,000 in only three weeks to support the next generation of world-class artists having lost all concert engagements and income due to COVID-19 crisis.
- COVID-19 crisis brings the music world to a halt, wiping clean the diaries of the next generation of world-class classical artists, leaving them in a vulnerable position
- UK’s leading classical music charity YCAT uses its own reserves and launches Hardship Fund to nurture next generation of artists through the crisis, making up for lost opportunities and experiences
- YCAT mobilizes generous donors who show great solidarity with an astonishing response to the Hardship Fund: initial target of £5,000 reached in 48 hours, over £100,000 raised in the following three weeks
Endorsing YCAT’s efforts, the world-acclaimed bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel says: “YCAT provides tremendous practical support to many great young artists at times of crisis and at the best of times. The success of this hardship fund underlines exactly why YCAT exists.”
Lord Burns, Chairman of YCAT says: “The greatest loss at this time for musicians is the performance and learning opportunities that have disappeared overnight. The generosity of our family of supporters has been truly heart-warming. Every single donation will make a tremendous difference to each and every artist, so thank you!”