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 £240,000 to young musicians to support the final years of study. The Trust also provides a small number of instrument purchase loans to former beneficiaries and runs a Recital Scheme.

News about the Munster Trust’s collaboration with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra can be found here.

Click here for information about the NEIL BLACK AWARD, established at the Trust to provide a legacy for future generations of woodwind players, and to help keep alive memories of a great musician. You can also find information about how to make a donation.

Click here for information about the series of online concerts featuring our Recital Scheme artists and the Leicester International Music Festival..