... Playing the piano just came naturally to me, and I'm already upto Grade 7. The Richard Ely Trust helped me to get the lessons I need just at the right time. If you come to one of their concerts you might even hear me play!


About Us

The Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians was established in 2001. Since then we have supported more than 200 young people to follow a wide variety of musical interests and activities. We have no endowment and so are constantly engaged in fundraising to support our work. Over the lifetime of the Trust we have raised well over £100000 for this purpose. The Trust is run entirely by volunteers, and as a result we are able to channel the maximum possible resource into supporting young musicians; more than 96% of our expenditure goes on grants.

Marin Alsop  Christine Dipple
The Lady Digby DBE DL Malcolm Lofts
Dame Emma Kirkby OBE  Nichola Gunn
Natalie Clein Vicky McDonaugh
Jennifer Pike Lisa Tregale

Registered Charity no. 1085780

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