This image: Simon Pollard, Managing Director of Millers Music
Pianos given by Millers to schools and groups in the region
When Richard Causton performed 21 Piano Nocturnes at King’s College Chapel to a packed audience of 500 in February, accompanied by local young musicians, there were always going to be 21 winners.
Millers, the music shop founded in Cambridge in 1856, provided the pianos for the concert and decided to give them all away to schools across East Anglia.
More than 270 schools and groups applied and Simon Pollard, managing director of Millers Music, said: “This overwhelming response to the giveaway only served to highlight the lack of funding for music in the curriculum.”
Simon and Richard read every application and the pianos are going to Abacus Early Learning, Alban Academy, Bedford Free School, Benjamin Britten Academy of Music, City Academy Norwich, City Singers, Cottenham Village College, Humpty Dumpty Pre-school, Huntercombe Hospital Norwich School, Hylands School, Ixworth Free School, Jane Austen College, Mayfield Primary School, Meadow Primary School, Might Oaks, Oakington Church of England Primary School, Richmond Fellowship, St Bede’s Inter-Church School, St Giles Church of England Primary School, Sunflowers Care, Wayland Academy.