First Freddie Mercury Scholarship awarded

Arjelevez Maxwell
Arjelevez Maxwell

Arjelevez Maxwell is the first recipient of a Freddie Mercury Scholarship

Inaugural scholarship will enable Arjelevez Maxwell to study for a degree in Music Industry Practice at London’s famous Metropolis Studios

The first-ever recipient of the Freddie Mercury Scholarship, which was set up by the Academy of Contemporary Music, Metropolis Studios and Freddie Mercury’s estate to mark what would have been the late Queen star’s 70th birthday, has been announced. The lucky young musician is Arjelevez Maxwell, who will undertake a degree in Music Industry Practice, under the auspices of ACM but based at Metropolis Studios in London.

Metropolis Studios CEO Ian Brenchley said: “We are very excited to welcome Arjelevez onto our ACM degree programme here at Metropolis. Freddie wrote and recorded so much material at our studio and we really feel his legacy lives on whenever we hear his Fazioli grand piano played in Studio A. As a creative at the forefront of the industry and a pioneer of his time, I know Freddie too would be extremely pleased to offer this fantastic opportunity to such a talented young woman.”

Ms Maxwell added: “I love making music more than anything and already felt so lucky to have an opportunity to do this at the Metropolis Studios, so I really am over the moon to have been picked for the scholarship and ready for what the future holds!”

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