I am the FOUNDER of the Rowan Armour-Brown Memorial Trust Fund ( RAB Trust) which seeks to maintain the high standard of violin making and restoration in Britain. I am very proud to say we have been supporting students for over 20years. We offer support to students of violin making at UK colleges, in the following ways:
Financial grants which help towards the purchase of wood or tools, or fund specialised additional training.
Distribution of tools and wood that have been donated to the Trust to students who can make good use of these materials.
Work experience placements with established craftsmen, which gives students the experience of working in a professional environment.
The British Violin Making Association (BVMA)
The monthly magazine for all strings enthusiasts, including violinists, violists and cellists.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Internationally celebrated orchestra with uniquely talented musicians who connect with and inspire people
Royal Northern Sinfonia, at The Sage, Gateshead
The Royal Northern Sinfonia is one of Europe’s most exciting orchestras.The Royal Northern’s repertoire covers the full range of Western classical music from early baroque, through the classical and romantic periods, to specially commissioned new work.
The Yetholm Sinfonia
‘The last orchestra in Scotland’.
Melrose Music Society
Melrose Music Society bringing classical and contemporary music of international standard to Melrose and the Scottish Borders for over 50years
Tyneside Chamber Orchestra
TCO is the longest running Chamber Orchestra in Tyneside having performed for over 50 years.
New Tyneside Orchestra
One of the leading amateur orchestras on Tyneside