Carducci Music Trust

Inspiring audiences and musicians for the future

The Carducci Music Trust is a charity which supports the work of the Carducci Quartet with schools and young musicians, and their annual Festival at Highnam. Established by the Carducci Quartet in 2009 to support its passion for music education, the Trust has raised more than £150,000 to date to fund projects with young people including bursaries and music workshops in schools, and to support the Carducci Festival.

Make a donation to the Carducci Music Trust, or join or renew as a Carducci Friend or Patron.

Carducci Friends and Patrons are individuals who have chosen to form a closer link with the Quartet by supporting the work funded by the Carducci Music Trust. Friends and Patrons benefit from the opportunity to meet the Quartet at receptions and events, as well as a priority booking period for the Carducci Festival at Highnam.
Friend Membership: £25 (individual); £40 couple or family
Young Friend Membership: £5
Patron Membership: £150
Gold Patron Membership: £400 or more


Since 2009 Carducci Friends and Patrons have helped the Carducci Quartet perform live to thousands of schoolchildren, as well as funding a number of bursaries to support the musical education of  disadvantaged young musicians. In addition they have enabled the Carducci Festival at Highnam to keep its ticket prices low (starting at £8) and to extend the Cavatina Trust’s free ticket offer to all students and children.

Alongside the Friends and Patrons scheme, we are delighted that a number of audience members have chosen to support the work of the Quartet by directly funding workshops, masterclasses and new commissions.

The Carducci Music Trust has also received grants from the Summerfield Trust, Foyle Foundation, Golsoncott Foundation and Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust.

For more information about the work of the Carducci Music Trust, to make a donation, or to enquire about projects currently needing support, please contact Cathy Boyes (using the methods above and right).

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By Phone:
01420 86267

By Post
Southwood Road,
GU34 4DX

Edward Derbyshire
Anna Rowe
Hollie Smith-Charles
Clive Tulloch
Penny Wright (chair)

Registered Charity Number
1131742 Company Number: 6863248