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 […]