The Triorca Trust - Securing the future of Triorca

The Triorca Trust - Securing the future of Triorca

Diana Beckley MBE

It is with huge sadness that we share the death of our Trust's founding Treasurer, Diana Beckley MBE.

Diana and her husband Peter - to whom our heartfelt commiserations, admiration and respect, go out - did perhaps as much as any couple in England to support the people of our twinned city Novi Sad, during a time of extreme crisis during the 1990s, and worked tirelessly to extend those links and multiple affections between Norfolk and Vojvodina. It is somehow fitting she should have ended that mission in the city she loved, accompanied by the man with whom she shared this work.

In recent years, since she co-founded The Triorca Trust, nearly 400 of the most talented young musicians from the three regions of Vojvodina, Rheinland-Pfalz, and Norfolk, have gathered to perform extraordinarily exciting and moving concerts in Novi Sad, Koblenz and Norwich: this has been almost entirely due to Peter and Diana's vision, which we have been honoured and proud to help them realise.

Personally and professionally, we feel a debt beyond words: we promise to continue their work, and try to do some justice in all of this to Diana's name.

Waltraud Jarrold MBE, Trustee
Juliet Rickard, Director, Triorca international youth orchestra
Robert Rickard, Trustee
and on behalf of
Patron, Louis de Bernières
Artistic Director, Nicholas Daniel
and the many hundreds of young British, German and Serbian musicians who have directly benefited from Diana Beckley's dedication and work.

September 2017
The Triorca Trust
Registered Charity no. 1150633
Chairman: Peter Beckley MBE

Diana and Peter in their garden

Diana and Peter in their garden

We have now had approval from the Charity Commission for The Triorca Trust to be registered as a charity, Registered Charity No. 1150633. The purpose of The Triorca Trust is to provide grants to support those young people who have been selected to play in the international youth orchestra, Triorca, and who would not otherwise be able to without some financial support.

The founding Trustees were:

  • Diana Beckley MBE
  • Peter Beckley MBE
  • Wautraud Jarrold MBE
  • Juliet Rickard, Director, Triorca
  • Robert Rickard
The current Trustees are:
  • Wautraud Jarrold MBE
  • Juliet Rickard, Director
  • Robert Rickard
  • Peter Schutte, Chair
  • Nina Schutte

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