The Thomas Harris International Piano Foundation

Supporting Young Musicians
The Thomas Harris International Piano Foundation (the Foundation) is here to support, advise and encourage you in your career as a musician. Our Master Classes are open to anyone between the ages of 18 to 30, on the brink of a performance career, about to or having graduated from a Music Conservatoire, College and/or University (whatever instrument is played). Our annual Summer Master Classes held at The Steps in Rye, East Sussex, culminate in a concert in the renowned Winchelsea Church, where Thomas performed on a number of occasions.

We also provide opportunities to perform in a wide range of venues, to audiences who appreciate the opportunity of listening to budding talent. This, in turn, will offer you the chance to develop performance skills in an unpressurised environment, leading to grander venues throughout the UK and internationally. For the successful applicant, funding is available.

The Foundation is here to support you. We give you the opportunity to be part of a like-minded community, to network with other musicians and as a port of call if you are struggling with your music career and would like some advice.




We very much look forward to hearing from you if you would like to find out more about the Foundation

As an international Foundation, we closely follow the information and advice released by the Government and Public Health England with regards to the spread and containment of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please familiarise yourselves with the following important information which is currently available within the UK: Note that this information is updated every day by the Department of Health and Social Care. For those of you who live abroad please refer to your own health and safety advisors.

Finally, we would like to remind everyone that keen attention to personal hygiene, especially the disposal of used tissues when coughing or sneezing and the frequent washing of hands, including keeping nails short will help prevent the spread of the virus.

Please seek advice from your travel company about their cancellation policy in the light of this virus.

We very much hope you all remain safe and healthy during these difficult times.