Helping Tomorrow's Professionals Today!



"Music is the universal language of mankind"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)





To promote, encourage, maintain, develop and improve public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of music in all its aspects within the county of Norfolk.

The trust also aims to help the development of highly-talented Norfolk-based young musicians to pursue careers as professionals by offering annual grants and occasional public-performing opportunities.

Successful applicants will already be highly skilled in one or more of the six disciplines (brass, keyboard, percussion, strings, voice and woodwind) and will be either undergoing a period of study at a music college or specialist school, or who have made plans to do so.

2017 News

The trustees are delighted to announce the latest round of annual grants.

These have been awarded to the Tenor and Bass Trombonist and Tuba player, Ben Robert Holford of King’s Lynn; the Flute, Piccolo, Recorder and Oboe player, Caitlin Obee of Norwich; the Violin and Viola-player, Ragnhild Margarethe Rivertz of Norwich; and the Flute and Piccolo player, Megan Doris Storer of Great Yarmouth.

The trustees congratulate all successful applicants and wish them well in their studies.

There were awarded £900 each to assist with the cost of their continuing studies.

These awards bring the total grants made to students since 2003 to over £31,700.

Preliminary details can be found on page 8 of The Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts for the Year Ending 31 December 2016, which can be reached via this link.

‘In the Beginning was Sound’ will be launched at a fund-raising party to be held at the trust’s registered office on Sunday 16 July between 2.00 and 5.00 p.m.

The five-talk book, which is Maestro Daniel Barenboim’s views on music-making after over 60 years in the profession, costs £9.95.

There are also Questions posed by distinguished musicians and academics from a wide range of disciplines, and contributions from Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Richard Stilgoe, Anthony Payne, a history of the trust, the Norfolk Young Musician Competition, poetry and songs.

There is also copious Notes to each talk, and a comprehensive Index.

If you are unable to collect at the party, please e-mail for a quotation to include packing and postage.

Musical Interludes will be provided by Norfolk Young Musician Competition winners Lucy Thalange (mezzo-soprano), Ragnhild Rivertz (violin) and Henriette Poos (harp) who are joined by Viv Cairns (piano).



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