About Us

Making a Difference

Live Music Now Scotland's mission is to bring high-quality live music to people throughout Scotland, particularly those who would otherwise not have access to its transforming benefits and ability to effect societal change.
Live Music Now was founded by legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin in 1977, along with his close friend and philanthropist, Sir Ian Stoutzker.
Funding is essential to make this happen and may come from a variety of sources, including individual giving, charitable trusts, grants, public funding and earned income.
Find opportunities to join the LMNS team and work to make live music happen.

A Nation of Music

Music is the heart and soul of Scotland – and makes us the people we are. Live Music Now Scotland believes that everyone should be able to enjoy the power of music – wherever you are.

100+ Artists

Over 100 emerging artists supported every year

500+ Events

We host over 500 music events and workshops each year.

32 Regions

We perform in every local authority across Scotland each year

Ages 0 - 100+

Performing for Scotland's very youngest to our most senior citizens

Making a Difference...

How LMNS is providing music and opportunities for people across Scotland.

In support of #ClassicalCOP26 we feature our range of sustainable focused projects.

When our live programme of concerts was cancelled last year, we took our music online instead, with a colourful selection of workshops and performances.

I spoke with my deaf friends a lot and have a good general grasp of what works in terms of harmonies. Lower notes and vibrations tend to be less painful.

I really wanted the piece to be interactive. I wanted the audience and the performers to enjoy it, and to give them something to take away.

We'd Love to Hear from You!

We are always happy to discuss new projects, opportunities or ways that we can help make music happen in your venue or community.