As you may know, The Schubert Ensemble gave its final concert after 35 years on Saturday 30th June.
The Schubert Ensemble Trust (Registered Charity No. 1002244) supported the Ensemble in many of its activities, particularly its prolific commissioning of new works. Over its 35-year career, the Ensemble commissioned 50 concert works from many of the UK’s leading composers. The Trust has some funds remaining, which will be used to promote public performances of these works commissioned by the Schubert Ensemble, a full list of which can be found on the Ensemble’s website (details below).
Applications for grants towards performances can be made by ensembles and concert promoters from 1st September 2018.
Details of the scheme are available on a newly launched archive website at www.schubertensemble.com. Please go to the ‘SE Trust’ page https://www.schubertensemble.com/s-e-trust for further information and for a downloadable application form.
For details of the 50 or so works that qualify for a grant please go to the ‘Archive/Commissions’ page https://www.schubertensemble.com/s-e-trust. Most of the works are for various combinations of piano and strings.
If you know anyone who might be interested applying for one of these grants we would be very grateful if you would pass this information on. We will be relying largely on word of mouth to publicise this scheme. For those of you on social media, there are recent posts that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter: