Welcome to the
Vivien & Peter Beckwith
Young Musicians Trust
Objects of the Trust are
Advancing the education of pupils in music
in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy
The Trust has strong links to conservatories of music, opera houses and festivals, alongside their respective academies and young artists’ programmes in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland and Italy including Garsington Opera, Opera Holland Park, Wexford Festival Opera, Fondazione Mascarade Opera, Florence, Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, and CLIP Portofino International Singing Competition, Portofino, Opera Holland Park, London, Royal College of Music, London, British Youth Opera, London, Wexford Opera Festival, Wexford, and Garsington Opera, Garsington.
Aims of the Trust
The Trust aims to help and foster the talent of young artists through the award of bursaries, scholarships, prizes and grants primarily through the established Opera platforms and to individual students.
The Trust provides support for artists as they progress from studying at a musical academy to performing at major international opera houses.
Peter Beckwith OBE is the founder of the Vivien & Peter Beckwith Trust.
Vivien McLean Beckwith presents regular concerts at her house in Chelsea to raise money for Students and young graduates from the London Conservatories such as The Royal College and Royal Academy of Music. Living between Italy and the UK Peter and Vivien are passionate about supporting future generations of Opera professionals providing cultural connections between Italy, the UK and Ireland.
British-Australian Bass Baritone and lawyer Leslie Macleod-Miller is connected with a range of cultural organisations in the UK, and hosts salons and concerts to support young artists at his Mansion Flat in Westminster. Leslie continues his family’s tradition of celebrating creativity by supporting and following young artists of quality.
Each year the Trust will consider applications for young artists with exceptional potential.