Trust News

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), Calum Huggan (2011/12), Ariel Lanyi (2019), Oliver Wass (2015/16).     MARK PRINGLE (Prepared Piano) Solo Album Verzerren (meaning to distort, warp, contort in German) is out on Bandcamp.          […]

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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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.