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Barry Farrimond-Chuong

Barry has over 15 years of experience developing, strengthening and leading social enterprise and third-sector arts organisations. He co-founded Open Up Music in 2014, supporting his team in launching a range of successful programmes including the National Open Youth Orchestra (the world's first disabled-led national youth orchestra) and Open Orchestras (the UK’s largest community of inclusive ensembles.)


Respected as an authority on the development and application of accessible music technology, Barry led the development of the Clarion - an award-winning musical instrument playable with any part of the body, including the eyes.


He was awarded an MBE for services to Accessible Music Technology in 2018.

Barry is currently Co-Chair of MEC with Michelle James.

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