The Rowan Armour-Brown Memorial Trust Fund offers support to students of violinmaking in the UK:
- Financial grants for the purchase of materials and tools, or for specialised additional training
- Distribution of wood and tools that have been donated to the Trust
- Work experience placements in established professional workshops
Since the inception of the Trust in 1999, we have helped over 200 students from all over the world. Many of these students are now significantly employed in the trade, either on their own account or with leading shops and makers, in the UK and worldwide. Several early award winners now offer work experience placements to current students in their turn.
We have just had our 20th anniversary and have started a campaign to raise funds for the Trust. Please make a donation to help us support this new generation of violin makers in difficult times: