AYM and the BBC Symphony Orchestra: a short film

To celebrate hitting our 2019 Big Give Christmas Challenge target of £60,000, we’ve released a new short film about our annual Awards Programme. This mini documentary was filmed at our 2018 Awards Day, when 100 AYM Award winners spent the day with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale Studios. Presented by AYM Alumna Leaphia Darko, it follows four young musicians’ experience of coming to London to take part in the event.

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We would like to thank the BBC Symphony Orchestra for their generous support of this event.


Film Production and audio recording by Weyside Productions.

Presented by Leaphia Darko.

Featured young musicians

  • Cerys Jones (harp)
  • De Sharai Henry (piano)
  • Amritpal Kaur (dilruba)
  • Dilraj Singh (tabla)


  • Mars’ from ‘The Planets’ by Gustav Holst
  • ‘Musical Journeys’ by Pete Letanka and AYM Award winners.
  • The Firebird – suite (1911) (Finale) by Igor Stravinsky: Published by Chester Music Limited

Music leaders

Click here to watch more video on AYM’s YouTube Channel.

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