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Our aim is to commission new music and to promote musicians and soloists in the UK. We cannot do this without the support and generosity of our donors.

We want to build our network of supporters and invite those who are interested and share our vision, to come on a journey with us. Our plan is to produce 3-4 projects over next year which align with our aims of promoting and commissioning new music, and transforming the concert experience for our audience. This includes producing concerts in innovative ways and partnering with organisations that support our growth.

To provide an overview of our costs per project the budget for our most recent commission cost circa £20,000. This included the commission fee for the composer, the event production and the musician fees.

Central to our ethos is that all musicians need to paid well, treated with respect and valued by the organisations they represent. Paying our musicians fairly is essential to the health and vitality of the ensemble. We do this by following the guidance for musician fees outlined by the Musicians Union and where possible, to go beyond this.

Depending on the repertoire and amount of rehearsal time, sponsorship of our musicians usually costs around £300 -£400 per player (for each project).

If you are excited by our work and would like to support us by sponsoring a player, or by giving any other amount of financial help, please donate to the Janus Music Foundation by emailing or through the donor box application below.


In 2022, the directors of the Janus Ensemble established the Janus Music Foundation, a charity devoted to the advancement of the art of music. The Foundation aims, in particular, to provide encouragement, financial support and education in relation to the composition, arrangement, publication and public performance of contemporary and classical music.

The Foundation commissioned Scenes from a Modern War to provide an exciting new addition to the double bass repertoire by acclaimed British composer Ian Stephens. The commission was made possible by the generous financial support of the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust. This concert, was organised and promoted by the Foundation and was the world premiere performance of the work.

This project would not have been possible without the generous support of many different people and organisations. We would like to give special thanks to the following:

Alice YoungAlison LoramCarolyn FranksDanny & Ronda FranksDominic HowellsEdward AbedianEllen GallagherGina FullerloveHoward WilliamsIngles & HaydayJoanna WilliamsJohn ColebyJoseph Simmonds-IsslerKatie SandersonMartha SandersonMaudie SpurrierMichael FarmerNicholas Berwin and the Nicholas Berwin Charitable TrustOur Lady and St. Joseph's ChurchRobin de PeyerRosie PurdieStephen LustigThwaites Fine Stringed InstrumentsTimothy AmherstZahava Rosenthal
Janus Ensemble Ltd Janus Music FoundationRegistered Charity Number 1199651