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.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Stephen Oliver Award is the composer, Tom Coult, for his chamber opera project, Violet.  Click here for full details of the Award.

News about the Munster Trust’s new 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.