The Michael Cuddigan Trust

Anne Cuddigan


Anne Cuddigan started her career in the art world at Sotheby's in the 1960's and most recently ran the Thackeray Gallery in London. She has lived in Aldeburgh for many years where she has been a keen supporter of the Britten-Pears School and the many young artists and performers who have studied there.

Martin Neild


Martin Neild was Chief Executive of Hodder & Stoughton Publishers for 17 years. He is a Visiting Fellow at UCL where he teaches on the MA Publishing Studies course, is Chair of the Book Marketing Society, Chair of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival, and was co-founder of World Book Night.



Sir Stephen Oliver QC


Sir Stephen Oliver was a QC and Judge specialising in tax and financial matters. He is a Director of London Sinfonietta Productions and a Member of Council of London Sinfonietta.

He has lived partly in Aldeburgh for many years and has been a trustee of the Britten-Pears

Foundation and a Director of Aldeburgh Cinema Ltd.


Matthew Rose


Matthew Rose is a leading opera singer and concert performer who has performed in many of the world's major opera houses and sung in concert internationally with many of the world's most acclaimed orchestras and conductors. He is Visiting Artist at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and is a major contributor to the community Opera and Music projects at Blackheath Halls in London.



Jan Schmolck


Jan Schmolck is a sought after chamber musician who has performed in many of the major concert halls internationally. As well as being co-founder of the Angell trio, he is leader of the Orchestra of St. John's, Principal  Second Violinist of the Royal Opera House and has guest led many orchestras in the UK.

 - Supporting the composition and performance of new Vocal Chamber Music                 email:

The Michael Cuddigan Trust


Michael Cuddigan Trust a charitable incorporated organisation registered with the Charity Commission (charity no.1158975)