London Music Awards
The winners of this year’s prestigious London Music Awards (LMAs) were announced last night 11thJune, during an awards evening held at the Camden Roundhouse. Presented by Laura Whitmore, the awards began with a performance from NYJO London, conducted by Jazz Rising Star winner Phil Meadows.The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, whose Mayor’s Music Fund (MMF) charity established the awards in 2014, gave an opening speech, welcoming guests representing the music industry and the creative education and business sectors.
Recognising schools that provide exceptional musical experiences for their pupils, a total of eight awards were made for Musical Excellence in Schools and supported by the Mayor of London, including Akiva School – Barnet, Camden School for Girls – Camden, Kingsmead Primary School – Hackney, Nelson Primary School – Newham, Preston Manor School – Brent, Townley Grammar School – Bexley, Trinity Special School - Barking & Dagenham and Twyford C of E High School – Ealing.
Around 100 schools applied.
Music Teacher Rebecca Rutzou deservedly collected the award.