Classic Concerts Trust has been promoting and supporting concerts and other musical projects in the UK and abroad for more than 25 years.
Sustaining high quality performances through innovative business models has been at the heart of our work from the very beginning, when we established orchestral concerts in venues all over south-east England with a combination of commercial sponsorship, local authority funding and sales revenue. More recent innovations have been experimentation with a donations-based model (RAVE), which through harnessing the added value of donations compared to ticket revenue produced substantial gains in net income, and an experiment with wholly online marketing.
More recent work has involved supporting the development of new generations of artists, through provision of training and career opportunities. The initial focus of this work was through the Conductors’ Academy, a project initiated with support from the legendary Russian maestro, Yuri Simonov.
In 2019 we extended our support for young artists through partnership with the New Generation Festival in Florence, in 2020 to a partnership with the Mascarade Opera Studio and in 2021 a further partnership with the Georg Solti Accademia. We look forward to developing these relationships further in coming years.