Are you passionate about classical music?
Do you believe that classical music brings discernible benefits to the listener?
Do you want to play a part in increasing the LMP’s audience and extending its reach beyond the concert hall and recital room further into institutions, care homes and schools?
Do you believe that school children, especially the under-privileged, should have access to the self-esteem and sheer joy that learning to play a musical instrument can bring?
Would you value joining a diverse group of trustees working together to make this happen?
The London Mozart Players Trust is looking for people like you to play a key role in the future development of this vibrant charity
We are now looking for up to four new trustees from across England who have an enthusiasm for orchestral music and a belief in its potential to transform lives.
As the UK’s longest-established chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players (LMP) has a 70-year history of performing and recording superb music to the highest standard. For over 27 years it has enjoyed the enthusiastic and engaged patronage of HRH Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex, who attends our concerts whenever possible and hosts an annual concert event for us and our principal supporters at a Royal palace.
The LMP was founded by Harry Blech and has since performed under a series of distinguished principal conductors and artistic directors, although the orchestra is now self-directed (the only orchestra of its kind in the UK). LMP has consistently performed with the best soloists in the world including Yehudi Menuhin, Jacqueline du Pré and Sir James Galway. The LMP has always given a platform to young artists and has taken great joy in the continued success of many, including Nicola Benedetti (who gave her first public performance with the LMP), Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Martin James Bartlett, Alison Balsam and many others.
For 30 years, the LMP has been the resident orchestra of the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, and after a major refurbishment, the Fairfield Halls will reopen in September 2019 with a gala concert given by the LMP. Along with a London series at St John Smith Square, frequent appearances at Southbank Centre and a busy concert schedule across the UK, the LMP continues its successful recording and touring tradition.
As a trustee, you will play a crucial role in helping the London Mozart Players take music and creativity to schools, care homes, and other non-traditional environments. We work hard to introduce diverse groups to world-class orchestral experiences, particularly in culturally under-served rural and disadvantaged urban areas. We are seeking to recruit trustees to be active and involved members of a dynamic and ambitious team and to take forward the strategic development of the charity.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, age groups and cultures. It is not necessary to have previous trustee or committee experience as mentoring and training will be provided, as appropriate. We are committed to improving the diversity in the composition of our Board.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people who can contribute to the Board’s effectiveness in any or a combination of the following areas:
- Orchestral music – whether performance, programming or promotion
- Health & Wellbeing – health sector policy development; arts and health initiatives
- Financial support.
Trustees meet as a full Board four times a year supplemented by smaller working groups as required. Board meetings usually take place in London. Working groups often meet virtually via video/phone conference. Trustees are expected to attend London Mozart Players concerts and other events whenever possible.
Whilst the role is voluntary and unpaid, travel and other appropriate expenses may be reimbursed.
Informal interviews are expected to take place in Autumn 2019. See below for more information and how to apply.
The “London Mozart Players” consists of two separate but related organisations, namely the London Mozart Players Trust (a charity, with which this invitation is directly concerned), and the London Mozart Players Orchestra Limited (a company, which is responsible for the operations of the LMP). The work of the LMP is funded by a great variety of sources, including sales of concert tickets and recordings, royalties, statutory and local authority organisations, public and private commissioners, private trusts and foundations, and individual donors. As a charity, The London Mozart Players Trust has beneficial status as regards recovering Gift Aid on eligible donations.
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More information about being a trustee can be found on the Charity Commission website: