Trust News

Dates for your Diary…

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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 are on the threshold of an exceptional career in their chosen discipline.  The Recital Scheme provides wonderful opportunities for our artists to work with music […]

John Fraser retires from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

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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 2011, conductor Riccardo Chailly. John now retires from the Countess of Munster Board of Trustees, and will be hugely missed: his passion for music, insight […]

The Echéa Quartet wins the Royal Over-Seas League String Ensemble Competition

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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 the Royal Academy of Music, is led by Rosa Hartley who is a former beneficiary of a Munster Trust Award in 2017/18.

First Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition has been awarded to…

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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 in the growing number of international applicants each year and focuses especially on advanced student ensembles and young professional ensembles. Charlotte was a beneficiary […]

The Leeds International Piano Competition

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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 beneficiary of a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award in 2020/2021, and Ariel received a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Star Award in 2019.  […]

Stephen Oliver Award 2021

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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 two Victorian poets and lovers who lived and wrote under the pseudonym, Michael Field. Tom Floyd is working with Shadow Opera to record the opera […]

Leicester International Music Festival – concert series

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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 to view details of the concerts – LIMF 2021 Online Festival Available on the LIMF YouTube channel Those involved in the concerts are as follows: […]

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists 2021-23

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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 on this list of New Generation Artists is William Thomas (bass) who received an award from the Trust in 2019. This scheme helps to support […]

Album Releases 2021

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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), Ariel Lanyi (2019), Oliver Wass (2015/16).     MARK PRINGLE (Prepared Piano) Solo Album Verzerren is out on Bandcamp.   Release Date: 28th August 2021 “All pieces on […]

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.