Congratulations to ICMP MMus Masters in Popular Music Performance alumnus Daniele Rauso on performing at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Music for Youth Proms. 

Taking place on 16th November, Daniele played drums on a neo-classical performance of Queen’s 'The Show Must Go On' with the London Performing Academy of Music’s (LPMAM) Ukrainian Student Ensemble. The group was conducted by LPMAM’s Principle, Dr Stefania Passamonte. 

LPMAM is a new ICMP partner school and has a close relationship with Ukrainian music institutions, the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Kyiv and Kharkiv University of Arts

Through this network, LPMAM has so far brought 51 Ukrainian students to safety with 30 now currently studying in London. 


Daniele was recommended for the performance after his involvement in the Abbey Road sessions with the USC visit in May. Here, he collaborated with USA and ICMP students on songs they had co-written during their trip.

Commenting, Daniele said: "Playing at the Royal Albert Hall gave me an amazing feeling, highlighted by the good vibe of the surrounding audience."

It was an absolute privilege to play with talented musicians in one of the music temples of this city."


Professor Tony Harris, ICMP's Dean of Academic Studies, said: "I’ve been working with Music For Youth as a mentor at their regional and national festivals for over 20 years.

"I’m a huge advocate of the work they do and the unrivalled opportunities they provide for young musicians of all ages and experiences."

ICMP are proud to be associated with MFY, and continue to do what we can to further enhance the work MFY do to ensure a healthy future for music education in the UK."

This is ICMP’s first collaboration with LPMAM since they became a partner school and rehearsals for the performance were held at our new Queens Park Campus venue.  

Earlier in the year, LPMAM professors were due to fly to Kyiv for masterclass series but this was cancelled due to the conflict.

LPMAM's relationship with the music institutions preceded the war, meaning they were able to support students to fly to the UK to continue their studies. 

Stefania has accessed support from UK Music and found homes via the Home for Ukraine scheme. She has also launched the LPMAM Student Refugee Scholarship Ukraine Fund.

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