We Just Love Music
To provide the facilities to conserve, store and offer access to our collections we depend on individual donations and the efforts of our dedicated team of volunteers, as well as awards from trusts and foundations. We receive no public subsidy.
We are indebted to the Helen Roll Charity and the Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity for their continued support, and the generous contributions of our many anonymous donors are gratefully acknowledged.
All donations we receive go toward the upkeep of our collection and preserving our musical heritage.
If you would like to help us, you can support us through a one-off donation or regular monthly donations. By clicking here or on the Donate button you will be taken to our Give as you Live page.
“Over the last two decades MOMH has acquired over 70,000 artefacts. Our vision now is that by the end of this decade we will have a single central archive open to scholars from across the world and be able to mount exhibitions and events from an accessible venue in the heart of the country.”
Meet the Team
Adrian was a scholar of Churchill College, Cambridge (Veterinary Science and Music) and then the Royal Academy of Music. After study in Berlin he developed an international career in chamber music, winning a Royal Philharmonic Society Chamber Award in 2002. A regular guest principal player with the major British orchestras, he is also Cello Tutor to the National Youth Orchestra of GB. His research into ensemble synchronisation, with Professor Alan Wing, is published by the Royal Society, and with the late Oliver Davies he recorded the complete operatic fantasies of 19 th-century cello virtuoso Alfredo Piatti for Meridian.He became a Trustee of MOMH in late 2022.
Isla founded The Tait Memorial Trust in 1992 in memory of her father, Sir Frank Tait and his brothers, who played such an important part in the establishment of theatre and the performing arts in Australia. In 2009 she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to the arts. Isla was introduced to Oliver Davies in 2012 through her partner John Amis, the broadcaster and music critic, and became Honorary Patron of MOMH in 2015.
With a background in corporate governance (and having served on the Advisory Board of MOMH from 2004 to 2010) Mark rejoined MOMH as a Director and Trustee in early 2021. He has been Executive Chair of the Board of Trustees since early 2022. As well as serving as the CEO of The National Youth Brass Band of GB, Mark is Chair of the Board of Directors of St Martin-in-the-Fields Ltd and Vice Chair of the Hinrichsen Foundation.
The international soprano Teresa Cahill became a Trustee as a friend of Oliver Davies, the founding Curator of MOMH, sharing his deep interest in preserving items of musical history. Her own career archive is already housed in the British Library but she is now interested in saving those of others. She is also a professor of singing at TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the Royal Naval College, Greenwich and is married to the composer Robert Saxton.
Tim became Treasurer and a Trustee in early 2023. He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the classical music and charity sectors, with a focus on financial control and good governance. He recently completed nine years as Trustee and Chair of Finance and Audit Committee of Youth Music, and is currently Chair of the Hinrichsen Foundation which supports performance of contemporary classical music.