We believe that music has the power to transform lives—and we intend to bring the transforming power of artistic performance to the widest possible audience.
Kings Place Music Foundation (KPMF) is the charity that runs the performance spaces at Kings Place. Unlike many traditional arts venues, we are independently funded and generate income through ticket sales and the staging of world-class conferences and events.
How Your Donations Help
At Kings Place, we are committed to sustaining and growing our engagement with the local community and continuing to provide support for music education initiatives as part of our long term vision – this is a core part of what we do. Your donations help us to provide opportunities for musical discovery across all generations, from the very young to the very mature.
Case Study: Aurora Orchestra Education Projects
In collaboration with our resident Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place presents imaginative, immersive events for local primary-school children, and children with special needs, in Camden and Islington. Multi-sensory storytelling concerts, Far, Far Away, introduce the very young to classical music. Immersed workshops are built around Aurora’s unique memorised performances, where musicians perform without sheet music, stands or chairs. Children have the rare chance to experience music in the midst of the orchestra – up close to the musicians and instruments.
In December 2018, a special Christmas appeal raised a total of £7,238.84.
Kings Place offers space in kind for community, outreach and educational work. Through subsidy and free room hire, for example, we actively support young musicians and emerging artists, including ChamberStudio, which provides accessible, affordable coaching support for young post-college Chamber Musicians, National Youth Jazz Collective, a charity which enables regional creative and educational support for young jazz musicians, and MusicWorks, which supports young, school-age string players.
Case Study: ChamberStudio Masterclasses
ChamberStudio provides year-round coaching and support for young professional chamber musicians in the early stages of their careers. Kings Place has provided a home for ChamberStudio masterclasses since their launch in 2010.
Each year, Kings Place hosts over 30 masterclass sessions on Sunday afternoons, in which young ensembles are coached by leading musicians, all open to interested observers. There are also occasional Hall One Masterclasses, giving more chamber music lovers yet deeper insight into the detailed work that goes into the preparation for performance of the great chamber repertoire.
‘ChamberStudio provides wonderful opportunities for ensembles to work with some of the finest musicians around today.’ Steven Isserlis CBE
‘Kings Place has been a wonderful home for ChamberStudio since its beginning in 2010, allowing us to support the next generation of chamber musicians through the masterclasses we provide. We hugely value the space and backing they provide us.’ Richard Ireland, ChamberStudio
We strive to support the creation of new work through direct funding or subsidy, often key projects in our year-long flagship series, Unwrapped. Over the past decade, our venue has presented more than 250 premieres and co-commissioned new work from composers including Tansy Davies, Manu Delago, Hauschka, Laura Jurd, Nico Muhly, Gabriela Montero, Judith Weir and many more.
From classical, contemporary, folk, jazz and world music to family, spoken word, comedy and live podcast events, Kings Place has an incredibly diverse programme, from international collaborators and those closer to home. Let us decide where your funds would be put to best use.
If you would like to know more about our charitable aims and how you can support Kings Place, please contact Robert Read, Managing Director on Robert.Read@kingsplace.co.uk.