Sponsoring the Tunnell Trust’s fabulous musicians!

 

We promote the very best of UK based, emerging musical talent.

If you enjoy music of any sort, PLEASE HELP SECURE the future of

British music by supporting the best young talent as

they enter their professional performing lives.

 

Contact the Artistic Director to discuss Sponsorship opportunities

 

Who we are…..

The Tunnell Trust is a registered charity that helps talented young professional musicians find their way in to the world of performing music. 

We do this through chamber music, which we believe is the lifeblood for preparing classical musicians to become professional performers – in many ways like serving the best apprenticeship possible. 

There is a lack of top class performing opportunities for young musicians leaving full-time study.  The Tunnell Trust organises paid concert engagements to help young musicians at this tricky crossroads.  We back this up with support and mentoring from a team of world class chamber music professionals.

We need to prepare young musicians for a life of bringing us great music – music which we hear everywhere – from film to TV, classical concerts to rock, from radio to pop!

What do we do…..

We fund concerts for select young ensembles.  The Trust has assisted 107 young chamber music ensembles (428 individuals) in 668 concerts across 82 Music Clubs, primarily in Scotland, in the past 29 years under its Music Club Award Scheme. We need to do more, and become more accessible in other areas of the UK.

We also host a concentrated music study and performance week for our best ensembles, currently held on the Isle of Coll in the Inner Hebrides – Music Coll.  This masterclass event has run for 25 years, supporting a further 98 groups (320 individuals).

We need funding……

Funding for The Tunnell Trust originally came from memorial donations in honour of John Tunnell, co-founder and leader of the world-renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  We also receive some Arts based funding and other donations, but this barely covers our current level of activity. 

To do more we need more.  We are acutely aware of the need for more support to help our young musicians bring us a life of great music.

We need:        £30,000 a year to cover our existing level of Music Club concerts

                         £25,00 a year to cover Music Coll

We want to become more accessible through launching a series of events in London.

What can we offer…..?

SPONSOR A CONCERT!

  • We will organise a bespoke evening of chamber music – be it relaxing and informal – or intense, close-up and involved.
  • Venues can be flexible: this can be in your own premises or one of our carefully selected venues, such as Ham House and Syon House in West London; the Signet Library, Physicians Hall and Hopetoun House in Edinburgh; House for an Art Lover in Glasgow; Blair Castle in Perthshire.
  • We can also organise the hospitality and catering, up to and including formal dinners.
  • We offer to promote your sponsorship when our young musicians perform across the UK.

Our corporate partners include Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland, PWC, Caledonian MacBrayne, Wood Group, Adam & Co. and J & A Beare.

How will we benefit….?

  • We benefit from greater exposure with exciting new partners.
  • We secure our current level of activity and can plan to help more talented musicians.
  • And if you are a new sponsor to arts in Scotland we can secure matching funding from Arts and Business Scotland!

We promote the very best of UK based, emerging musical talent.

If you enjoy music of any sort, PLEASE HELP SECURE the future of

British music by supporting the best young talent as

they enter their professional performing lives.

 

Contact the Artistic Director to discuss Sponsorship opportunities