Purchased in 2005 with funding from the Rothermere Foundation, this piano has been with same awardee family since its acquisition, but will be available for loan in 2019. Owing to the cost of moving, the Trustees would prefer this piano remains within 50 miles of Tisbury.
The cello was donated in 2017 by Vanessa Mannering, who had it fully restored by Philip Brown, in memory of her sister Judith Rocke, whose cello it was. It is thought to be a 19thC English cello, possibly by George Corsby, and comes with a French 19thC Buthod bow. See its current awardee, Nina Kiva, Read more about Cello – ‘Rocke’ with Buthod bow[…]
A remarkable and authenticated example of the work of the Mittenwald maker Joan Carol Kloz dated to 1756. It was bought at auction in 2017 with a bequest by Carole Dale in memory of her husband Keith. She generously also provided an endowment to purchase a baroque and an early classical bow by the young Read more about Violin – JC Klotz 1756, ‘Keith Dale’ with baroque & classical bows[…]
Purchased in 2016 with a donation by long-standing Cherubim Club member Gabriel Steer, this is a modern Hungarian 3Ž4 size bass with recessed shoulders. It is on loan to its first awardee.
Donated to the Trust in 2006, this german-style 19thC violin by the English maker Harrison was restored and brought into service with a grant from the Charlotte Bonham-Carter Trust in 2014, when a Knoll pernambuco bow was bought to accompany it. It is still with its first awardee
Acquired in 2011 with funding from the Peter Storrs Trust, this is a 16” model from the workshop of WH Lee of Chicago.
Donated in 2009 by the Valerie Heaton in memory of her husband Michael, this piano is currently with its third awardee. Owing to the cost of moving, the Trustees would prefer this piano remains within 50 miles of Tisbury.
Purchased in 2009, this Howarth C5 is now on loan to its second awardee.
The purchase of the five octave marimba from the US makers Marimba One in 2008 was a tortuous process as their products are hand-made and customised. And when it was couriered to us we had considerable difficulty in retrieving it from customs, who had impounded and wished to impose tax on it as machine parts! Read more about Marimba – Marimba One[…]
There was a particular resonance in acquiring the Salvi Aurora harp in 2012, a decade after the Trust was founded. Funding came from two sources, the Promenaders’ Charities, and donations in memory of Charles Steer, grandfather of the harpist Serafina Steer. The instrument has been awarded to three young performers. Hear a performance by Heather Read more about Harp – Salvi Aurora, ‘the Promenaders – Charles Steer’[…]