This June, the Piano Trio Society shared a new article celebrating our 40th anniversary this year and covering the timeline from the 1984 founding, led by Dr Ian James, of the British Performing Arts Medicine Trust, the organisation that is known today as BAPAM.

Driven by enormous enthusiasm from the founding doctors, the Trust aimed to provide free clinical consultations tailored to the needs of performers, build a UK-wide network of experts in performing arts healthcare, train doctors and healthcare practitioners in Performing Arts Medicine, improve the health of performers through education in healthy practice, and further medical research in the emerging specialism.

From the initial founding vision, and thanks to the support of many individuals and organisations, BAPAM has built a UK-wide and industry-wide service for everyone working and studying in the performing arts.

You can read the article in the Piano Trio Society’s June 2024 Newsletter: NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2024 Issue 59

For many years the Piano Trio Society have supported BAPAM, working especially with the late Dr Christopher Wynn Parry MBE in providing lectures on “Health and the Musician”. The Society is an international organisation for everyone who values the piano trio medium and would like to support its development. Members includes professional trios, composers, teachers, students and amateur players, and the Society’s events include concerts, masterclasses and lectures. Find out more here.