Trust News

Flautist Dan Shao gains a position as Associate Member with the Philharmonia Orchestra

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Dan Shao (flute) has accepted a position with the Philharmonia Orchestra as an Associate Member. This position will be for one year.  The Philharmonia founded in 1945 is based at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.  Dan is currently an artist on The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme and is very much looking […]

Keswick Music Society

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Jonathan Radford (saxophone) and Ashley Fripp (piano) are performing works by Schumann, Debussy, Piazzolla, Yoshimatsu and Gershwin for the Keswick Music Society http://keswick-music-society.org.uk/kms_Season%202019-2020.html on the 5th January 2020 at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.

Grange Festival International Singing Competition Winners

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Samantha Clarke (soprano) and Claire Barnett-Jones (mezzo soprano) have been jointly awarded Second Prize at the Grange Festival International Singing Competition.  They will each receive £3,750, and the chance to perform a role in a future edition of the Grange Festival. Both these artists are previous recipients of an award from The Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Rye Arts Festival

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Rye Arts Festival hosted Tangram, an artist collective that creates and curates new Chinese music. Its members include Dan Shao (flute), Reylon Yount (yangqin), Beibei Wang (percussion) and Alex Ho (composition).  Their workshop and recital took place in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church. The programme included folk arrangements and also the premiere of ‘Erasure’, a piece by […]

Highfield School & Brookham School

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Philip Attard (saxophone) organised an artist venture with accompanist Christine Zerafa (piano) to Highfield School (ages 3-8) & Brookham School (ages 8-13) in Liphook.  They presented a varied programme of music inspired from different countries around the world.  All the students were very responsive and eager to participate in the discussions and presentation of the music […]

Stephen Oliver Award 2019

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We are excited to announce that the winner of this year’s Stephen Oliver Award is the composer, Tom Coult, for his chamber opera project, Violet. Click here for full details of the Award.  More information about Tom can be found at his website www.tomcoult.com/

Neil Black Award 2019

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We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Neil Black Award 2019 is Hannah Condliffe, an oboist who will commence her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in September 2019. Congratulations to Hannah. The Neil Black Award has been established at the Munster Trust to provide a legacy for future generations […]

Stanborough School

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Philip Attard (saxophone) organised an Artist Venture with accompanist Christine Zerafa (piano) to Stanborough School near Watford.  A fabulous platform to introduce a younger audience to the world of music! Philip and Christine chose a programme that covered a range of repertoire for saxophone and piano including Iturralde’s Suite Hellenique, Milhaud’s vivid Scaramouche, a selection from De Falla’s Siete […]

The Munster Trust and the London Schools Symphony Orchestra

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As previously announced, the Munster Trust is now helping to support to a number of outstanding young musicians in attending the wonderful LSSO courses, tour and Barbican concerts.  Another wonderfully exciting concert from the LSSO at the Barbican last night.  Conducted by Richard Farnes, the orchestra performed Verdi’s Overture from La Forze del Destino, Barber’s […]