Trust News

Making Music matter

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Flautist Mark Taylor and harpist Gabriella Jones visited Witney Community Hospital in Oxfordshire to engage the patients with a wonderful afternoon of classical music.  This outreach event enabled Mark to visit the day ward and perform popular classics.  Mark brought with him a variety of instruments to play; inviting the patients and nurses to participate!  […]

An insight into the world of music with the renowned pianist, Imogen Cooper

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Imogen Cooper studied in Paris, London and Vienna and went on to establish an international reputation as a pianist of great virtuosity. Imogen is particularly highly regarded for her interpretations of the Classical and Romantic repertoire but is also a supporter of new music and has premiered works at the Cheltenham International Festival. Imogen has […]

LSSO Munster Trust Scholars for 2020

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We are thrilled to announce the names of the members of the LSSO who have been selected to be the LSSO Munster Trust Scholars for 2020.  They are: Sebastian Flore – piano: Mina Hobson-Mazur – viola: Lydienne Horsford – double bass: Ishmael Human – trumpet: Leon Human – violin: Thatthep Kantangkul – cello: Minsuk Shim – viola: Zozi Sookanadenchetty – violin The […]

Illiam Quane (trumpet) presents….

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the New “New Manchester “Manchester School”” – a collective of composers and performers whose aim is to present an exciting, expressive and thought-provoking performance integrating classical and contemporary styles of music to produce original music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZSfJ0F2pcg This quartet of trumpet, saxophone, piano and electronics are passionate about their music and tailor each programme according to their […]

Reaching out to people through music….

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Meera Maharaj (flute) has been a beneficiary of two Munster Trust Awards and is now on the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme. Meera is hugely passionate about reaching out to people through music in both learning and therapeutic environments.  Meera works on behalf of Live Music Now, an organisation which selects professional musicians to perform […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]