Trust was founded in 1958 by the Countess of Munster, who devoted
her life to music and who was herself a pianist of considerable talent.
With the assistance of a group of friends and noted musical figures,
legal formalities were executed in December 1958 and the Countess
Musical Trust was established, thus putting onto an enduring basis
her desire to help young musicians achieve their full potential towards
careers as performers. Lady Munsters generous endowment, from which
the Trusts annual income is derived, currently provides assistance
to young musicians amounting to around£200,000 each year.