Enjoy a lunchtime trumpet recital by Holly Clark, an MMSF Fellow from the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Free with Museum admission.




Holly’s love of music first began in brass bands. She moved to London in 2019 after being awarded a full Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2022, she was a semi-finalist of the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition.

Holly is also a dedicated chamber musician. She has enjoyed performing with the London Sinfonietta and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields as principal trumpet. She is also a member of the newly founded brass quintet, London Central Brass, who were winners of the 2023 Musicians Company Brass Ensemble Prize and winners of the 2023 Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Prize.

Holly has worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and London Mozart Players

The MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme is supported by The Sidney Perry Foundation.


For the past few years, the Foundling Museum has partnered with the Philharmonia Orchestra to provide monthly recital opportunities for their MMSF Instrumental Fellows. The scheme has been developed to equip musicians at the start of their careers with real-world performance experience, whilst inviting them to engage with our history and collections through their programming.

The Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme (formerly the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund) has supported young musicians since 1968. Over the years, the programme has helped to prepare exceptionally talented instrumental students for a professional orchestral career. From mentoring with a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra to recital opportunities and training workshops, the Fellowship is an extensive programme that aims to develop emerging artists in a supportive and nurturing environment.