We were thrilled to be host the book launch of one of our honorary patrons, the eminent Julian Joseph OBE. For over two decades Julian Joseph has been a towering figure in contemporary jazz, and passionate advocate for the work World Heart Beat has been doing over the years. A prodigious composer, a phenomenal pianist, […]
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On Sunday 19th May at 5.00pm, our piano student Arnaldo Cogorno had his second piano recital at World Heart Beat Music Academy. He performed works by Bach, Brahms and Chopin. Arnaldo, who came to the UK from Venezuela last year to study music, has been receiving lessons from Michael Csányi-Wills, composer and pianist who graduated from […]
On Thursday 28th June WHB students had the fantastic opportunity of performing at the exclusive US Ambassador’s party, where there were 2,500 guests celebrating the 4th of July! This was a very welcoming event, because the US Embassy are our new neighbours at our upcoming venue in Nine Elms. Woody Johnson, the ambassador, introduced our […]
We warmly invite you to hear the award winning jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss perfor on Sunday 7th July at 6pm! Cleveland Watkiss, MBE, is a British virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer. He was the winner of the London Jazz Awards for Best Vocalist in 2010 and was voted Wire/Guardian Jazz Awards best vocalist for three […]
With a vibrant programme ranging from jazz standards and film scores, to the greats of Stevie Wonder and George Gershwin, we captured imaginations to provide a sensational and inspirational evening of music.
Some students at World Heart Beat Music Academy were invited to play at the State Rooms in Speakers House Palace Westminster by Baroness Floella Benjamin and guests on Tuesday the 16th of October; the music included a gypsy ensemble lead by Laci Olah and a group from the jazz programme. We are extremely grateful for […]
Come and join us at 4pm on the 15th of December for a wonderful performance from all of our pianists here at World Heart Beat! It is a lovely occasion every year that allows our musicians to showcase their talent and the outstanding progress that they have made.
On 6th June World Heart Beat were invited to perform for the Worshipful Company of Fanmakers dinner at Skinners Hall. It was a great opportunity for the gypsy ensemble to perform and showcase their talent!
Join us for an afternoon of trial lessons at World Heart Beat Music Academy on the 12th of May. There will be free taster sessions running between 1:30PM – 3:30PM for instruments including: Piano Violin Clarinet Flute Guitar Drums Trombone Trumpet Saxophone French Horn Bass Guitar Tabla There will be performances every half an hour […]
World Heart Beat Music Academy had the pleasure of performing at the Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite on October 3rd amongst some amazing creatives and top A-list celebrities at the unveiling of Guggi’s outdoor art sculpture, entitled ‘Rice Bowl’. The event was led by our new friends at Ballymore and Embassy Gardens and featured speeches from […]
On Sunday 19th May 2019 World Heart Beat took part in Hazelfest! It was a lovely afternoon where the community of Tooting came together through music and laughter. Some fantastic young musicians from World Heart Beat inspired the children of the Hazelhurst estate by giving them music workshops which they really enjoyed! […]
World Heart Beat Musicians were invited to perform at the Vanderbilt Road Street Party Saturday May 19th, and had such a wonderful time performing as a band together for the first time! The musicians and young listeners alike enjoyed the sun while World Heart Beat entertained the street party for the day – performing well-known […]
On the 17th July World Heart Beat had the wonderful experience of having a workshop with the inspirational British film composer Alex Heffes. His film scores include those for the BAFTA-winning Touching the Void, and Oscar-winning movies One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland, and Inside Job. Heffes was nominated for the Golden […]
As part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe World Heart Beat collaborated with the Roche School and held a wonderful art exhibition of the student’s art. We were lucky enough to have the art cover the academy’s walls for 2 weeks! There was also an exhibition evening on the 7th May where the gypsy ensemble performed amongst […]
World Heart Beat Music Academy are delighted to announce that we have been chosen to become the new cultural anchor of Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms. We are honoured to have been selected out of 42 organisations to be a part of the nine elms, which has been described as the greatest transformational story […]
You are invited to a wonderful piano recital on the 18th November at 5pm! Born in Venezuela, Arnaldo Cogorno has been a student at World Heart Beat for many years working with Michael Csányi-Wills, as well as mentoring students. In preparation for his upcoming music college auditions, Arnaldo will be playing an excellent programme […]
On Friday 3rd May World Heart Beat took part in the opening for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe! The immersive family-friendly circus spectacular was specially-commissioned show was performed by Cirque Bijou, in collaboration with Tooting-based artist Jayson Singh and our Second Line band! World Heart Beat performed amongst world-class tightrope walkers, fire […]
On the 31st of May, some of World Heart Beats students had the rare opportunity to perform on one of the most exclusive stages, at the European vanguard for jazz and blues, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Ronnie Scott’s has had the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Earl Hines grace their stage, and it […]
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On 13 July 2019, World Heart Beat Music Academy supported the Get Active Wandsworth Festival supporting the York Road and Winstanley redevelopment programme. It was a fantastic day of free activities from dance to football and music to petting farm animals! Some of our young vocalists and musicians from World Heart Beat created performances […]