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.

Entries are now invited for the Stephen Oliver Award of up to £5,000 for a composer who has written a work for music theatre to assist with the cost of bringing that work to performance.

For news about the 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, please see Neil Black Award where you will also find information about how to make a donation.