The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

The Trust was founded in 1958 by the Countess of Munster (Hilary Wilson), who devoted her life to music and who was herself a pianist of considerable talent.

Lady Munster’s generous endowment, from which the Trust’s annual income is derived, currently provides awards totalling up to £230,000 to young musicians to support postgraduate studies. The Trust also provides a small number of instrument purchase loans to former beneficiaries and runs a Recital Scheme.

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust is pleased to announce the recipient of the first NEIL BLACK AWARD, which is being established at the Trust to provide a legacy for future generations of woodwind players, and to help keep alive memories of a great musician. The recipient of the 2018 Neil Black Award is the oboist Emmanuel Rolland-Bezem.

A concert to raise funds for the Award is to be held at Wigmore Hall on Thursday 6th December. For more details of the Award, the concert and how to make a donation, see Neil Black Award