The award-winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom took time out of her hectic schedule to pop into the Nordoff Robbins London Centre last week and check out their music therapy work.

Alison, who will be receiving the PPL Classical Award at this year’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, met with one of the centre’s clients and spoke at length with music therapists.

Following the visit Alison said, “It’s a lifetime opportunity for any artist to come here and witness first hand the importance of Nordoff Robbins and how their music therapy is dramatically changing people’s lives.”

Alison went on to say, “I feel like I have a duty to highlight the value of Nordoff Robbins because the difference it makes to a person’s life is unquantifiable. People don’t see the results until you see it first hand.”

Alison has cemented an international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors and is ranked among the most distinctive and ground-breaking musicians on the international circuit today.

Balsom is to receive the PPL Classical Award at this year’s Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards on Friday 28th June at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
“I am truly honoured to be receiving the PPL Classical Award at the 2013 O2 Silver Clef Awards,” she said. “I am so proud to be involved with something so vital and life-changing for so many people. As a musician, I can’t think of a more valuable thing for me to do than to help highlight the constant need for a charity such as Nordoff Robbins. The value of something which is abstract and yet healing, unquantifiable, and yet so obviously transforming, is something that we as musicians live and breathe every day. I am so moved to see it being shared so skillfully in music therapy, helping so many children and adults in so many profound ways.” 

Source: Nordoff Robbins

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