Welcome to the Hinrichsen Foundation

It has been decided with much regret that the Foundation is deferring its grant-giving programme for the time being, as a result of uncertainty in world markets in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. The Trustees will reappraise the situation in January 2022.


The Hinrichsen Foundation is a charity mainly devoted to the promotion of new music.

It was founded in 1976 by Mrs Carla Eddy Hinrichsen to ensure the continuation of the tradition of supporting contemporary music established by the Hinrichsen family as the proprietors of Edition Peters the music publishers, established more than 200 years ago in the German city of Leipzig. Until 2010 the Hinrichsen Foundation was the beneficial shareholder of Peters Edition Limited, London. Since the amalgamation of the post-war branches of Edition Peters in 2011, the Hinrichsen Foundation has been a major shareholder in the company, and its income derives from the company’s profits.


To apply for funding, please complete the on-line form.  See also the Further Guidance page.


Although there have been one or two obstacles along the way, MURAL has been a courageous project to consider, plan and execute. Of course, none of this could have been achieved without the support and backing from the Hinrichsen Foundation, which we very much appreciate.
Exaudi Vocal Ensemble
We would like to thank The Hinrichsen Foundation for supporting this production (Women Box) enabling Size Zero Opera to create hugely innovative opera with fantastic established and emerging artists.