Our Partners



TRMS is privileged to have a very close alliance with the Elgar Complete Edition specifically through three of its officers living in Rickmansworth - Dr. Steven Halls its chairman, Dr John Norris, the Managing Director and Ann Vernau, the Company Secretary.

Steven Halls is Programme Director at, and John Norris and Ann Vernau are friends of, TRMS.

The Complete Edition is devoted to producing a critical edition of every work written by Edward Elgar and ElgarWorks is a sister organisation specifically focussed on supplying the resultant scores and manuscripts of music by Elgar.

TRMS is grateful for the generous donation (of 500 pounds) during 2016 from ElgarWorks.

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  Maggini String Quartet

We have already announced our first partnership with the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet led by Julian Leaper and have agreed to work closely with Julian who lives locally.

Maggini New

Formed in 1988, the Maggini Quartet is one of the finest British string quartets.  Its acclaimed recordings have won international awards including Gramophone Chamber Music Award of the Year, Diapason d’Or of the Year and a Cannes Classical Award, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. The Quartet’s most recent project has been recording the complete Mendelssohn quartet cycle for Meridian Records.

TRMS aims to have a continued close association with the Maggini Quartet and hopes that they will perform periodically for TRMS.

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  John Donegan Jazz Quartet

John Donegan, a well-known Jazz Pianist, regularly performs at the Cafe in the Crypt in St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

John Donegan

Preview of John Donegan's music on YouTube

TRMS is proud to have a close alliance with the John Donegan Jazz Quartet consisting of John himself on the piano, Steve Fishwick on trumpet, John Donegan on piano, Terry Pack on bass, and Greg McCarthy on drums.

TRMS organised its first jazz concert with John Donegan Jazz Trio on Wednesday, 12th April in Rickmansworth. Due to sickness and injury, the line-up of accompanyment had to be changed last minute - Steve Fishwick on trumpet was unable to participate, Tomaso Staracce, the saxophonist who was planned instead, could not come because of a fractured leg and instead of Terry Pack, Steve Riddle took on drums. This did not alter the wonderful jazz music in the concert or dampen the enjoyment of a large audience. Details on the Past Concerts page

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  David Ward & Peter Nall

TRMS is proud and privileged to make contact with David Ward, retired Professor of Fortepiano and Piano at Royal College of Music, London. Sadly after a long battle with Cancer, David passed away in April 2020.

Apart from being a world-class musician, David was a very kind and modest person at heart. TRMS will, of course, miss him not only because he gave us some wonderful recitals but also because many residents of Rickmansworth and Chorleywood who were lucky to be invited to his house, will have some wonderful memories to cherish of him playing during the soirees in his old house in Old Common Road as well as the new one in Heronsgate.

TRMS will be eternally grateful to David Ward and Peter Nall for bringing us the most delightful music of Mozart and nobody will ever forget the piece Meditation by Massenet that he once played with Peter Nall that brought tears to many people's eyes in the audience.

Since 2006 Peter Nall has been locating and advising on fine stringed instruments and bows for professional performers, teachers, amateurs and students. His keen eye and enthusiasm for beautiful stringed instruments has developed since childhood when he was fortunate to meet many great soloists and orchestral players who were kind enough to show him their wonderful instruments by some of the greatest makers; Stradivarius, Amati, Guarneri, Grancino, Testore and many more.
Peter Nall After 30 years’ experience of performing at the highest level as an orchestral and chamber violinist & with numerous contacts within both the dealership networks and violin making worlds, Peter is able to source the finest stringed instruments from student level to top professional quality, both antique and contemporary.

Peter Nall
Peter Nall and David Ward played Mozart and Beethoven Violin Sonatas on Monday, 13th February Details on the Past Concerts page.

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  Uday Bhawalkar

TRMS is pleased to introduce Indian Classical music to the people of Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and other local areas. We are pleased to announce our new relationship with Uday Bhawalkar, one of the principal proponents of Drupad, a dinstinctive discipline in Indian Classical music.

Uday Bhawalkar

Uday Bhawalkar is a standard bearer for Dhrupad, and a strong force in its growing recognition and popularity. Uday believes that when immersed in the notes and raga, the self disappears and music takes on its own existence; the principle of the so-called ‘darshan’ or enlightenment. These values are helping him on the path of devotion to Dhrupad. It is one of the oldest forms of North Indian classical music and Uday captures and maintains its majesty and subtle nuances. It is a living and evolving classical music tradition and Uday has developed a unique style deeply embedded in ragas to express it.

Uday Bhawalkar is happy to support TRMS.

TRMS brings Indian Classical Music to Rickmansworth with Uday Bhawalkar performed on Saturday, 29th July. Details on the Past Concerts page.

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The aim of the Dhrupad Music Society of UK is to spread awareness, interest and education in Dhrupad, a unique and ancient form of Indian classical music. We are keen to create opportunities for teaching, mentoring, and training in Dhrupad at all levels of ability.

Since 2000 there have been annual Dhrupad workshops in the UK, conducted by Uday Bhawalkar. From 2015, a group of dedicated Indian Music students set up the Dhrupad Music Society to preserve, protect and consolidate this great tradition.

The society successfully organises annual workshop for Indian Classical music lovers and committed enthusiasts with the help and guidance of Uday Bhawalkar. This gives opportunity for students from a wide range of different backgrounds, abilities and styles of music to learn in depth the intricacies of the Dhrupad tradition.

Click here to go to the website.

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  Travis & Emery

Travis & Emery are a specialist music shop in London selling out of print and antiquarian music and music books. They also publish and reprint music and music books.

Travis & Emery support TRMS

Travis & Emery
17 Cecil Court
London WC10 4EZ
Tel. No. 0207 240 2129

All enquiries to:

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The Purcell School is a boarding and day school for young musicians, and Britain's oldest specialist music school. Based in Bushey near Watford, and with easy access to London, The Purcell School provides a rounded education with music at its heart.

It offers outstanding young musicians the opportunity to make music every day with around 180 other talented players and singers, enabling them to make the most of their abilities. The pupils of the Purcell School regularly win scholarships to the best music colleges in the UK and abroad, and enjoy frequent success in competitions locally, nationally and internationally and many, in their later life, become famous household names in the musical world.

TRMS is proud and privileged to be associated with a school of such national and international repute as The Purcell School. Consistent with one of its primary areas of longer term focus, TRMS is determined to encourage and promote aspiring young musicians and hopes to work closely with the Purcell School in order to accomplish this goal together.

The Purcell School regularly has a programme of Free lunchtime concerts on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:20pm during term time. Click Here for the Concerts Diary

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For more than thirty years, the Amersham Festival of Music has been one of the top annual music events in South Buckinghamshire. 

The festival has grown steadily in that time and now runs for 3 or more weeks each spring and also includes a winter season of concerts featuring our own Festival Orchestra.

Consistent with its longer term strategy, TRMS is pleased to have a close alliance with local music societies which share similar aspirations and values such as the Amersham Festival of Music.

In addition to the ever popular spring festival of music, Amersham Festival of Music also organises classical music concerts in various venues in South Buckinghamshire.

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TRMS is pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with the Jordans Music Club so that we help each other to expand our reach and attract bigger audiences.

The Jordans Music Club Summer Festival aims to promote chamber music of the highest quality in the local area, featuring both established international artists and talented young musicians, and has now been running for over 70 years.

The village of Jordans lies on the south-eastern edge of the Chiltern Hills between Beaconsfield and Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire. All the concerts are held at 7.30 pm in the Jubilee Hall in the neighbouring village of Seer Green, near Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 2QJ and are open to the public.

For more information click here.

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The Wooburn Festival


The Wooburn Festival was originally conceived over 50 years ago by one of Britain's leading orchestral conductors, the late Richard Hickox CBE. Richard's vision was to bring orchestras and musicians of international repute to the Chilterns and Thames Valley. Since then it has expanded to include the visual arts, film, interviews and talks. Its mission is to provide wider public access to affordable high quality events within easy reach of the local community.

Click here to go to the website.

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St Albans Symphony



St Albans Symphony Orchestra brings together professional and amateur musicians of a high standard from Hertfordshire and beyond. We present a full season of large-scale concerts in St Albans and the surrounding region. These include major symphonic repertoire, concertos with leading soloists and an annual New Year concert in St Albans Cathedral. In 2003 the Orchestra gave its first concert in London, playing the Elgar Cello Concerto and Sibelius's Symphony No.5 at St John's Smith Square.

The Orchestra was founded in 1932 as the St Albans Orchestral Society.

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TRMS's History
TRMS Concerts


Hallses & Mooody trio (3)
TRMS Past Concerts


Sad news - Christopher Gunning's death...
Thomas Bowes (3)
Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins
John Donegan Jazz Sextet (7)
Purcell School (9)


Purcell School (8)
Verona Maier (2)
John Donegan Sextet (6)
Maggini Quartet (7)
Purcell School (7)
Organist Samuel Bristow
Symphonia Academica
Hallses & Moody trio (2)
Roberts & Horton


Purcell School (6)
Galliard Ensemble
Bowes (violin) & Maier (piano)
John Donegan Jazz Sextet (5)
Jayne Walker (violin) & Steven Halls (cello)Duet
Iain Farrington and John Reid piano duet
Jayne Walker Piano Trio


Purcell School (5)
The Maggini String Quartet (6)
John Donegan Jazz Sextet (4)
Hallses & Moody Quartet (1)
Peter Nall Chamber Ensemble
Louise Thompson Harp Recital
John Donegan Jazz Quartet (3)
Purcell School (4)
Ferio Saxophone Quartet


Jayne Walker Piano Trio
Symphonia Academica (2)
Purcell School (3)
Maggini String Quartet (5)
Maggini String Quartet (4)
Gunning Speech on Rubbra's music
Thomas Bowes Violin Solo
Stokes (flute) & Lee (piano)
Butterworth Organ Recital
Julian Trevelyan piano
Purcell School (2)


Purcell School (1)
John Donegan's Jazz Quartet (2)
The Sansara Consort
Maggini (3)
Uday Bhawalkar
What is Dhrupad?
Symphonia Academica
RYMY - 2017
Ashley Fripp
Donegan Jazz Trio (1)
Maggini (2)
Sad news - David Angel's sudden death...
Nall & Ward

By the by
articles by David Budge

recent articles

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tinkling the "ivories"

past articles

Gunning Speech on Rubbra's music
Sound of Music best heard in Watford
Rosa Newmarch - a truly unforgettable woman
Gilbert loved Harefield
Janacek's "fairy tale" visit to Chorleywood

Previous articles

Sir Andrew Davis's journey
Strange link between Delius and Fanny Cradock
Arnold Bax's brief exile in Rickmansworth
Composers on the train to Rickmansworth
Musician's chapel
Sir Henry Wood
Piano Appeal
 The Piano fund donations always welcome