Trust News

Neil Black Award 2021

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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 her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in London.  For more information about the Neil Black Award please click here.

Ada Witczyk: Composition Competition

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There is no registration fee and no age limit.  Composers are asked to produce a composition piece between four to six minutes and written for a baroque string quartet.  Please follow this link for competition information https://www.adawitczyk.com/competition2021

Dame Imogen Cooper

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  • Posted by Deborah Bacon

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 services to music, less than a year after being awarded The Queen’s Medal for Music.

WINNERS of the Ada Witczyk Composition Competition

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Last year Ada (a previous beneficiary of the Trust) launched an international composition competition inviting applicants to produce a composition, inspired by colour, written for baroque violin and harpsicord. Ada was thrilled with the response: “We were excited to get so many entries; from Peru to Sweden and Thailand to Canada.  With over 30 entries,  […]

Wonderful news from violinist, Mathilde Milwidsky

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who will be recording her debut solo album for Guild in April/May, with a beautiful Stradivarius on loan through Beare’s International Violin Society. Mathilde’s latest album was released this month – both Beethoven Romances – recorded at Henry Wood Hall in London, alongside the National Symphony Orchestra.  Link attached https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8854627–beethoven-egmont-overture

Presenting the violinist Mathilde Milwidsky…

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and her accompanist Joseph Havlat performing an online concert on Thursday, 28th January at 18:00. Link attached: https://www.1901artsclub.com/28-jan-2021-mathilde-milwidsky-violin-recital.html This concert forms part of a Virtual Concert Series for 2021 established by Bedford Music Club and Kensington & Chelsea Music Society.  

‘Shared Notes’ with the flautist, Meera Maharaj

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I am pleased to inform you Meera has now launched an online live video series ‘Shared Notes’ which will include a featured musician comprising of live solo and duo pieces together with an informal discussion on a specific musical topic. The first video in this series features the cellist, Leo Popplewell.  Please join these artists […]

A special Lunchtime Concert Series…

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The final concert in this series- Illiam Quane (trumpet) and Aaron Breez (piano)  will perform online this Thursday, 3rd December at 1pm in collaboration with the Leicester International Music Festival.    Their programme includes: Trad Manx, arr. Quane: Rachel’s Jig Hanz Werner Henze: Sonatina Ned Rorem: Cries and Whispers Aaron Breeze: Slapstick Études Errollyn Wallen: Jesus […]

A special Lunchtime Concert Series continues…

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in collaboration with Leicester International Music Festival, on Thursday, 26th November at 1pm with Mark Taylor (flute) and Nathan Tinker (piano) Their programme includes: Lili Boulanger: Nocturne Anne Boyd: Goldfish through Summer Rain Shulamit Ran: East Wind Paul Schoenfeld: Achat Sha’alti Aaron Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano   Please click on the following link […]

A special Lunchtime Concert Series continues…

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in collaboration with Leicester International Music Festival, on Thursday, 19th November at 1pm with Anna Cavaliero (soprano) and Sholto Kynoch (piano) Their programme includes: Britten: (1) Let the florid music praise; (3) Seascape from ‘On This Island’ Poulenc: Les Chemins de l’amour Poulenc: Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon: (1) ‘C’; (2) Fêtes Galantes Bartók: Ha […]