Get Luanah (& her violin) "Bach" 2 top UK Uni

Dear all music and arts lovers,

I started playing the violin I was 3 - I told my mum that "I wanted to play the baby with the stick" (in my mind, the Mum was the cello, and Dad the Bass).

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I worked my strings off since then, rocked in a peculiar life boat partly in South Africa, and in France, to eventually reach my goal. I am now 21 years old. Meet and follow me me on my Instagram account : insta : its got pics and videos, and glimpses of my life in Birmingham.

I prepared for the audition and got admitted into a world class music college, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), with a partial scholarship (50 % of yearly £9250 tuition fees). https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire

48683280_1593090666332269_r.jpegBrand new Conservatoire building at the Birmingham City University Campus
48683280_1593091059351005_r.jpegthe Bradshaw hall at RBC where we have weekly concerts and lectures

I was so thrilled to start the first year of Bachelor of Music last September, with my Gran'ma financial support.  Birmingham is a lively and artistically vibrant town and I felt home. https://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/why-study-at-bcu/living-in-birmingham
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Unfortunately my Gran got suddenly very sick and announced  late December she would not be supporting me anymore ;  I had to stop my studies abruptly at the beginning of the second semester in Jan.

Thanks to the support of the Head of Strings, Louise Landsdown and my teacher, Nathaniel Valois,  I was offered to turn this unfortunate event into a sabbatical year. Both of them and my teachers expect me to return next Jan. 

My mum (single parent) can't afford to finance : she now works part time in a supermarket, as her health has been fluctuant, after a severe burn out after many years as a management consultant. She'll eventually get back on track, but it will take some time.


Upon my return she suggested I come along and start working with her, just before the Covid crisis hit. We both have been working hard throughout these crazy and ominous times  and I've leaned more than I expected about marketing and managing styles in this environment! 48683280_1593091592319239_r.jpeg

(My mum and I have started a blog about it) . But the salary level - less than minimum wage - does not allow me to save any money, nor ask for a loan.

Nonetheless, I practice every day, and can't wait to go back to my studies and prepare for my future. 
48683280_1593091671930941_r.jpegPracticing on rooftops for the International music day

I was just awarded a Rotary "Governor's prize " of the Lyon District recognizing exceptional promising young people with a peculiar life. 

Hence, with this Crowdfunding, I am soliciting all music and arts lovers and youth supporters to contribute to my financing a year of studies.

Contribution structure : 

The cost of living in the university accomodation and the yearly tuition amounts to a yearly  £10 000.  The costs of living are itemized here : https://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/fees-costs-and-scholarships/ planning-your-finances/living-costs


Wieniawsky Caprice for an exam in 2018

The "Melkor Quartet" that i founded and lead from 2018 to 2019


My instagram 

To all contributors, here is my personal way to thank you :
- for contributions from 10 - 499 EU, I offer musical art work 
- for contributions over 500 EU, I offer a 30 mn concert (excl. travel expenses outside of Lyon) 
- For contributions over 1000 EU, I offer a 1 hour concert and a 2hrs performance coaching session on goals achievement technique - musical or non musical (excl. travel expenses outside of Lyon)

I remain at your disposal for any further information ; even though I will up date this story with musical events, my insta remains the best way to keep in touch.

Best, 

Luanah

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Luanah Lefebvre 
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Lyon 05 (Rhône), France
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