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Dates for your diary 14th March 2022 Dates for your diary

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust offer professional performance opportunities to artists who are beneficiaries of an award from the Trust.  These artists are chosen for their outstanding musicianship, and ...

Work with us 8th December 2021 Work with us

The Munster Trust is looking for a part-time administrator to join the small team at our busy office near Godalming, Surrey. This position would suit an experienced administrator with good ...

John Fraser 2021 19th October 2021 John Fraser retires from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Since leaving EMI Classics as Chief Producer, John has pursued a very active freelance career as a recording producer continuing to work with Andsnes, Fliter, Vengerov, Bostridge, Belcea Quartet and, since ...

Echea Quartet 15th October 2021 The Echéa Quartet wins the Royal Over-Seas League String Ensemble Competition

The Echéa Quartet have won first prize with their programme of Brahms and Schubert, together with movements from Hungarian composer György Kurtág’s Officium Breve in memoriam Andreae Szervanszky.The Quartet, founded in 2017 at ...

Charlotte’s quartet 1st October 2021 First Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition has been awarded to…

Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux and her string quartet, Quatuor Confluence.  This ensemble are currently young artists in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac in Paris.The Trondheim Chamber Music competition has earned an international reputation, reflected ...

Alim and Ariel 27th September 2021 The Leeds International Piano Competition

We are thrilled to confirm Alim Beisembayev received First Prize, The Waterman Gold Medal and Ariel Lanyi received Third Prize,  The Roslyn Lyons Bronze Medal in the Leeds International Piano Competition.Alim was a ...

Stephen Oliver1 21st September 2021 Stephen Oliver Award 2021

Veritable Michael, an opera project by the composer Tom Floyd and Shadow Opera has been chosen to receive the Stephen Oliver Award 2021.  An insight into the true story of ...

Hannah Condliffe 15th September 2021 Leicester International Music Festival – concert series

We are very pleased to announce a second streamed concert series in partnership with Leicester International Music Festival, available each evening at 7.30pm from Monday 13th September.Please follow this link ...

Photographer 6th September 2021 BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists 2021-23

The Mithras Trio of Dominic Degavino (piano), Leo Popplewell (cello) and Ionel Manciu (violin) have recently been named as one of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists 2021-2023.  Also included ...

Album Releases 2021 11th August 2021 Album Releases 2021

We are very pleased to feature a list of Album Releases from beneficiaries of the Trust both past and present including Mark Pringle (2016), Benjamin Baker (2013), Calum Huggan (2011/12), ...

Polly Bartlett 28th June 2021 Neil Black Award 2021

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Neil Black Award 2021 is the oboist Polly Bartlett.  The Award will help support Polly in the second year of ...

Dame Imogen Cooper 15th June 2021 Dame Imogen Cooper

We are delighted to pass on the news that Munster Trust Trustee, Imogen Cooper, has been awarded a DBE  in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 in recognition of her ...