The Felicity Belfield Award

Posted: 3rd April 2023

We are delighted to announce that The Countess of Munster Musical Trust has awarded The Felicity Belfield Award to flautist Mark Taylor. Named after Felicity Belfield who started and ran the Belfield Trust, which gave the opportunity to young people to loan and later purchase quality instruments to support their development, the award is given to the largest loan that the Countess of Munster Musical Trust gives in any one year.

Scottish flautist Mark Taylor, the holder of this year’s instrument purchase loan is a multi-award winning musician who regularly plays Guest Principal Flute with orchestras around the UK including, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Opera North, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Scottish Ballet.

As a soloist Mark has performed recitals at the Leicester, Cheltenham, and Dart International Music Festivals. He most recently appeared as a concerto soloist alongside Alison Balsom and Nicholas Daniel with Britten Sinfonia in Snape Maltings. Mark is delighted to be this first recipient of the Felicity Belfield Award.