Peter Gould Music Trust

Dame Fanny Waterman, Chairman and Artistic Director of the Leeds International Piano Competition. Peter Gould was on the jury in 1969 and 1972, the years in which Radu Lupu and Murray Perehia won first prize.

The celebrated pianist and authority on the works of Liszt, Dr Leslie Howard, has honoured the Trust with two recitals. We were delighted that he was able to give the opening recital in our 2011/12 season as one of our distinguished new patrons. 

The eminent writer and broadcaster, Mr Stephen Plaistow, a colleague of Peter Gould at the BBC's Music Department. Mr Plaistow has given the Trust enormous support with two recitals in the early years followed by visits to Steinway & Sons in Hamburg in 2004 to select our Model C grand piano and their branch in London where the upright was purchased. 

Violin in CaseMr Llŷr Williams has strengthened the reputation of our recital series hugely since he first appeared in a recital for us way back in 2002 when he was just starting out on his career as a pianist.

Miss Jane Craxton:The long standing connection with the Craxton family goes back to the 1940s when Peter Gould studied the piano with her grandfather, Harold Craxton. Peter would also have come into contact during his time at the BBC with his daughter, the outstanding oboist Janet Craxton. The family house in London is now the home of the The Craxton Memorial Trust which supports young musicians at the start of their career.