The Razumovsky Trust

The Razumovsky Trust (Registered Charity No.1111848) was established in 2005 to provide musical excellence and develop exceptional musical talent. Since its inception, the Trust has staged numerous Razumovsky Ensemble & Academy concerts and masterclasses in the UK and abroad, supporting over 300 outstanding young musicians to achieve distinguished careers in the field of classical music.

Recent successes:

  • Presenting Razumovsky young artist Sandra Lied Haga’s Carnegie Hall Debut in New York to take place on 8th November 2024
  • Projects and events staged at the Razumovsky Academy (see featured past events)
  • Purchased a magnificent Steinway Model D (ex- Fou Ts’ong) grand piano for the Razumovsky Academy
  • Engaged Ulrich Gerhartz to bring the Razumovsky’s Steinway Model D grand piano to it’s best condition and continue maintaining it at the highest professional performance level. ‘Gerhartz is probably the single most important figure in the entire piano world, at least to pianists and to concert halls.’ The Guardian
  • Provided two additional Steinway grand pianos (Model B and Model A) to be used by the Razumovsky Academy
  • The virtuoso cellist David Cohen, a former Razumovsky Academy young artist, continues performing on the Trust’s 1735 Domenico Montagnana cello (ex-Pergamentschikov) in his positional as Principal Cello of the London Symphony Orchestra
  • Launched an appeal to raise funds to support the Razumovsky Academy’s work with refugee musicians providing musical education to those in need.

TRUSTEES: Sir Richard Aikens, Jenny Barraclough OBE, Sir Bernard Rix (Chairman), Sara Stewart

HONORARY PATRONS: Sir Sydney & Lady Lipworth, Lady Lester, Sir Richard Stilgoe, Sir Angus & Lady Stirling,

The role of the Friends is crucial to the Razumovsky Trust. It is only with the generous support of individuals that we are able to stage our concerts and work with the gifted young musicians.

Please consider becoming a Patron, Benefactor, Supporter or Friend, or donate to our Razumovsky Academy Steinway pianos maintenance fund. Friends benefits include advance information and priority bookings for Razumovsky Ensemble & Academy concerts; acknowledgement in our concert programmes and invitations to dinners and special events. We are enormously grateful for any support you give. Please donate by clicking the button below:

For more information on how to support or join the Friends of The Razumovsky Trust please email [email protected]