The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Exciting news:  With concerts cancelled from March of this year, we have been looking for ways to provide our Recital Scheme artists with performance opportunities during lockdown and beyond.  Thanks to the exceptional support provided by Leicester International Music Festival and, in particular, by their artistic director Nicholas Daniel, we are able to give you news of the Leicester Festival lunchtime concert series this autumn dedicated to the streaming of performances by our Recital Scheme artists recorded at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.   These concerts will run weekly from 15th October to 3rd December and  will be available on the Festival YouTube Channel – for more information please click here.

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.