“For me, music is everything and my whole life revolves around it.” 

When 14 year old Tristan started playing in brass bands, he was inspired to have a future in music. He explains: 

“I’ve been playing the cornet since I was six years old. When I started playing in bands in 2021, it made me realise that I want to do music as my career. I had my own cornet and that was great for brass bands. However, I was very keen to gain more orchestral experience and for that I really needed a trumpet.” 

When his teacher spotted that Tristan was ready to progress to the trumpet, Tristan applied to our Awards programme to help him with the cost of a new instrument. Tristan shares the difference this makes to his music: 

“I’m so excited as the Award will go towards a new trumpet which I’ll be able to play in orchestras. I love being a musician so much and can’t wait to get my new instrument.” 

We were thrilled to see Tristan enjoying his new trumpet when it arrived! 

We’re also delighted to hear that he has now gained a place at Chetham’s School of Music to study trumpet from September! 

AYM is only able to help young musicians like Tristan fulfil their musical dreams because of the generosity of our supporters. Thank you!

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