Trust News


2nd March
Emmanuel Bach (violin) and Jenny Stern (piano) will be at the Berkhamsted Music Society Their performance will include pieces by Bach- Solo Sonata No. 2 in A Minor BWV 1003, Kreisler-Variations on a theme by Corelli in the style of Tartini, and Poulenc- Sonata for violin and piano FP119.

4th March
Jonathan Radford (saxophone) and Andrew Lebedev (guitar) are performing a lunchtime concert including Bartȯk-Romanian Folk Dances, Charles Mariano-The Lady and Piazzolla – Histoire du Tango for the Shropshire Music Trust The Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury.

9th March
Emmanuel Bach (violin) will be performing with Jennifer Hughes (piano) for the Bognor Regis Music Club Their programme includes music by Bach, Beethoven, Poulenc, Godowsky, Kreisler and Ysaye.

9th March
Richard Allen (harp) is performing for Leighton Buzzard Music at the Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre.  The programme includes music by Debussy, Hindermith, Fauré, Henriette Renié.

9th March
Ionel Manciu (violin) will be performing at the North Curry Church, near Taunton, Somerset with Leo Popplewell (cello).

10th March
Charlotte Ashton (flute) and Will Vann (piano) will be performing at the Octagon Music Society in Watford.  The programme includes Dutilleux -Sonatine, Bartok – Suite Paysanne Hongroise and Barber – Canzone.



Jonathan Radford provided an  insightful, engaging and inspirational day of SAXOPHONE at the Horsham Music Centre with the West Sussex Youth Wind Orchestra.  This event was organised through West Sussex Music



The launch recital for Emmanuel Bach’s CD, ‘Musicals Mosaics’, comprising short works by Kreisler, Heifetz, Debussy, Milhaud and others, takes place on 31st January 2019 at 6.30pm with a 1-hour recital.  The programme will include some pieces from the CD.
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    8th January 2019

We are very excited to announce that, in a wholly new venture, the Munster Trust is now supporting a number of bursaries to school-age children to help out with the costs of attending the wonderful LSSO courses and Barbican concerts. More information about the first LSSO Munster Trust Scholars will shortly be available elsewhere on the website but, in the meantime, we would like to thank Peter Ash, the artistic director of the LSSO, for organising the Trust’s involvement with the LSSO and for the amazing concert last night at the Barbican Hall, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth with soloist Rachel Nicholls (soprano) (a former beneficiary of the Munster Trust). With an ambitious programme of Strauss and Wagner, the excitement of the young musicians was tangible and the performances were vibrant and thrilling. For more information about the work of the LSSO, please click here and for a review of the concert see, for instance, this from Susan Elkin for Lark Reviews.

    8th January 2019

Applications are now invited for the Stephen Oliver Award from the Munster Trust. If you are a composer just establishing yourself as a writer of opera or music theatre, have a look at the Stephen Oliver Award page.