Founded in 2001 with the support of the Gosling Foundation, the Cherubim Music Trust offers professional-calibre instrument loans for up to five years to young, gifted musicians at a stage in their career when little other help is available. Click here to see what instruments we currently have available. You can make an application by following this linkPlease note that the Trust does not give monetary loans or grants, and does not offer electronic instruments.

You can also view videos of our current awardees in performance with their loaned instruments on Vimeoor you can subscribe to our new YouTube channel.

To donors, the Cherubim Music Trust offers a community of discriminating music lovers whose interest is in promoting the highest standards of instrumental music, and provides an opportunity to follow the development of the young musicians the Trust supports. Find out how you can be part of this by following this link.

Instrument loan


New violin bows for The Trust

Cherubim has acquired two new bows to complement the 1752 Klotz violin given in memory of Keith Dale. One is a baroque bow, the other… read more >

David Ganderton succeeds Felix Rigg as Chair of the Trust

The trustees thank Felix for his staunch service over the last five years and wish him well as he hands the role of chairman to… read more >

Visit and subscribe to our new YouTube Channel

We’ve uploaded many of our videos of Cherubim awardees playing Cherubim instruments to our new channel on YouTube. We need you all to subscribe to… read more >

Cherubim Music Festival hailed as a great success

Last Saturday saw fifteen Cherubim Musicians take to the stage in Compton Marbling Barn as the high point of the Cherubim Youth Music Festival ’17.… read more >

News of awardees new and current

Meet our new awardee: Katherine Sung. Belfast-born Katherine is embarking on her Masters at the Guildhall this term. She is the third awardee of our… read more >

New Cherubim Trustees appointed

David Ganderton and Jo Broad were elected to the Cherubim board as Trustees this week. Both are music lovers local to Tisbury. David has had contact… read more >

Welcoming Nina Kiva – our latest awardee

We welcome Nina Kiva as the first awardee of the ‘Judith Rocke’ cello. This is a magnificent instrument presented to us by Judith Rocke’s family… read more >

Cherubim Trust Music Festival Summer 2017

This summer Cherubim Music Trust is hosting a Summer Festival of three concerts featuring Cherubim Musicians in Tisbury Wiltshire. We’re very excited about this venture,… read more >

Maxwell gives long overdue organ recital

Trust director Michael Maxwell Steer gave an organ recital – his first in many years, in aid of Cherubim Music Trust and St John’s Development Appeal last… read more >