The Dolmetsch Foundation Inc.
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The Dolmetsch Foundation was established as a company limited by guarantee in 1928 by personalities eminent in music, letters, business and politics. Its first President was the Poet Laureate Robert Bridges OM.

Its aims were:

  1. to promote education in early music through concerts, festivals, classes, lectures and publications;
  2. to promote the renaissance of early musical instruments and their music and in particular to extend and pass on to future generations the results of the research of Arnold Dolmetsch (1858-1940) who pioneered the discovery, interpretation and techniques of early music, and the construction and restoration of the instruments for which it was written;
  3. to provide awards for scholars to further these objectives.

The Dolmetsch Foundation has endeavoured to follow these aims under its subsequent presidents: Sir Henry Hadow, CBE; Irene, Lady Howard de Walden; Katharine Macmillan, Viscountess Macmillan of Ovenden, DBE; Thomas Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges, GCMG; Dr Gerald Gifford, DMus, MA, FRCM, FRCO, GRSM, FRSA; and Jeremy Barlow, MA, ARCM, ARAM.

The Dolmetsch Foundation is a registered charity with members throughout the world, including a large number of universities and libraries. It seeks to achieve its objectives by:

  1. sponsoring the performance of early music;
  2. providing gifted young musicians with scholarships and bursaries to the Dolmetsch Summer School;
  3. publishing its journal, The Consort;
  4. conserving archive material and instruments.

In order to continue its valuable work of education, research, conservation and sponsorship, the Dolmetsch Foundation invites you to become a member. For your subscription you will receive:

  1. the annual Journal, The Consort with articles containing the latest scholarship, feature articles on early music throughout Europe, reports of festivals, conferences and symposia, and reviews of books, music and recordings;
  2. the newsletter, The Bulletin;
  3. invitations to all of the Foundation's open meetings (which normally include a short recital and refreshments).


Annual Subscriptions for 2024
Full UK membership: £36.00 (students £23.00, families £40.00)
Overseas membership: £50.00 (students £40.00)

The Dolmetsch Foundation is not registered for the purposes of VAT and therefore does not have a VAT No.

Lloyds Bank plc, 12 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2JG

Registration Nos.
The Dolmetsch Foundation is registered in England (Company No. 230219; Charity No. 313038)

Officers of The Dolmetsch Foundation
Jeremy Barlow, MA, ARCM, ARAM President
Bryan E. Farley, BEM, SSCJ Vice-President & Hon. Solicitor
Timothy C. Dutton, KC, BA Chairman
Brian Blood, DPhil, BSc Secretary
Editor of The Consort

Governors of The Dolmetsch Foundation
*Peter Andrews, BA, DGA
*Ron Baker, BA, MBCS, CITP
Jeremy Barlow, MA, ARCM, ARAM
*Brian Blood, DPhil, BSc
Anna Bonniksen, BA, LTCL
Ann Borgs, MLIA (dip)
Prof. Richard Charteris, PhD, MA, FAHA, FRHistS (Australia)
François Dolmetsch, MA (Colombia)
*Marguerite Dolmetsch, LRAM
*Timothy C. Dutton, KC, BA
Bryan E. Farley, SSCJ
Shelagh Godwin, MA, LRAM
Rachel Gregory, FTCL
Ann Hughes-Chamberlain
Jonathan Le Cocq, DPhil, BA, BMus, LGSM
Sir David Lumsden, PhD, MA, MusB, FRCM, FRNCM, FRSAMD, FLCM, FRSA, Hon RAM, Hon FRCO, FKC
Andrew Mayes, PhD
Richard Partridge, MM, BMus, BSc
Sir Curtis Price, KBE, AM, PhD, Hon RAM, FKC, FRNCM
Anthony H. Ramsden, SSCJ
Helen Richmond (Australia)
Dame Janet Ritterman, DBE, BMus, MMus, PhD, Hon DMus, DUniv, Hon RAM
Julie Anne Sadie Goode, PhD, MA, BMus, BA
John Solum, AB (Princeton) (USA)
John C. Sugden, MBE, TD, BA, Dip Mus

* committee member

Registered Office
The Dolmetsch Foundation, Inc.
26 High Street
GU27 2HW

Administration Office
Dr. Brian Blood
The Dolmetsch Foundation, Inc.
22 Haslemere Road
Fernhurst, Haslemere
GU27 3EA
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