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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.

Georg Solti Accademia


In 2021, Classic Concerts Trust commenced a new partnership with the Georg Solti Accademia, run by colleagues of the team behind the New Generation Festival, and we look forward to the further development of this relationship in support of emerging talent.

The Georg Solti Accademia offers highly sought-after immersive training experiences for young opera singers and répétiteurs at the start of their careers. Created in 2004 to honour the memory of the late famous maestro Sir Georg Solti, the Solti Accademia has become one of the most successful and recognised training programmes for young operatic professionals in the world. A core part of the Accademia’s philosophy is to raise the funds required to allow its artists to train for free, ensuring that the organisation can offer its training to the very best young musicians each year regardless of their financial status or nationality.

Read more at: georgsoltiaccademia.org.

We are raising funds to support the work of the Accademia and its young artists. To make a donation to support this work please use the button below.

UK taxpayers can increase the value of their donations by 25% with a simple declaration. Those who pay tax at higher or additional rate can also reclaim the additional tax paid.

With gift aid added and additional taxes reclaimed, the final value of the donation can be more than 80% greater than the net cost!

Click here to learn more about gift aid

Conductors Academy


The Conductor’s Academy was formed in 2009 with the support and encouragement of the legendary Russian maestro, Yuri Simonov to further develop and disseminate knowledge about the development of the highest levels of conducting skills.

Projects have included masterclasses in the UK, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Estonia and Brazil, with students from every part of the world. Through online interaction the reach has extended to many thousands of people.

In 2017 the 1st Audite International Competition was a world first: a conducting competition with screened jury and judgement on the basis of sound. The idea was to help clarify that skilled conducting is not merely visible but also clearly audible.

Read more at conductorsacademy.org

Click the button below to make a donation to Conductors’ Academy projects.

UK taxpayers can increase the value of their donations by 25% with a simple declaration. Those who pay tax at higher or additional rate can also reclaim the additional tax paid.

With gift aid added and additional taxes reclaimed, the final value of the donation can be more than 80% greater than the net cost!

Click here to learn more about gift aid

Mascarade Opera Studio


Our newest partnership is with the Mascarade Opera Studio, a world-class institution for opera training situated in the heart of Florence which opens its doors in September 2020.

As part of a network that includes The New Generation Festival, MOS has been established to prepare young and exceptionally talented opera singers and répétiteurs for major careers in opera. Providing an unparalleled post-conservatoire training programme for emerging talent, the studio has developed close international relationships and collaborations with leading opera houses, music festivals and other higher music education institutions throughout Europe and beyond. 

We are raising funds to support the work of the studio and its young artists. To make a donation to support this work, please click the button below.

UK taxpayers can increase the value of their donations by 25% with a simple declaration. Those who pay tax at higher or additional rate can also reclaim the additional tax paid.

With gift aid added and additional taxes reclaimed, the final value of the donation can be more than 80% greater than the net cost!

Click here to learn more about gift aid

About us


Mission

Our mission is to produce great musical projects and innovative solutions for sharing them more effectively.

We believe that artistic experience brings huge value to quality of life and that as our world becomes ever-more technologically oriented people become increasingly alienated and in need of experiences to provide a means relating both to themselves and to others. We also believe that music is relevant to people of all walks of life, cultural background and ability.

Profile

With over twenty-five years’ experience in the field, Classic Concerts Trust supports and promotes concerts, recordings and other musical projects of the highest possible quality.  The trust provides advice and consultancy concerning any aspect of concert promotion, direct grant support for concerts or associated activities and in some cases undertakes full-scale promotion or management of concerts or other projects. 

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