Our story


Over the past twenty-five years the trust has produced concerts, masterclasses, workshops and other projects both in the UK and internationally through collaboration with partner organisations in Poland, Russia, Hungary and Estonia.

One of our objectives has always been to support innovation and generate activity in places where none existed before. Our starting point in the 1980s was creative partnerships – combining commercial sponsorship with local authority support to create funding for professional orchestral concerts in towns across south-east England where such a resource had never previously been possible. In the 1990s we moved into direct concert promotion with concerts at Blackheath Concert Halls and central London venues including the South Bank Centre and St John’s Smith Square.

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