We continue to be honoured and amazed at the generosity of all who support our work. Be that members, donors, concert promoters or those who support us with a gift in their will. 

Leaving a gift in your will means we can continue to nurture young musicians - whatever challenges the future brings. 

Dr Michael Janson and Varumi Janson



Dr Michael Janson and Varuni would be proud of the excellent work and reassured that the fruits of their life’s work will be shared with future generations to preserve their memory in some way. Each of us has an obligation to make the world a better place before we depart - Michael and Varuni more than fulfilled their obligation and it is comforting to know their legacy is secure with YCAT.

Mr Rick Tresher (Friend of Michael and Varuni)  

Legacy Gifts 

By considering a gift in your will to our charity, you will be ensuring future generations of young classical musicians are able to develop their talent and pursue careers in the arts. 

Your generosity will have a lasting impact that inspires for years to come. 

A legacy gift is a meaningful way to support promising young artists while also reducing the amount of inheritance tax your estate may owe.

How Legacy Gifts Work 

People leave legacy gifts to charities in several, common, ways: 

  • A monetary gift of any amount you choose 

  • A percentage of the value of your estate. Anything from 1-100%.

“When I think back over the last 10 years or so, it is astonishing how opportunities have presented themselves to me and how lucky I am to enjoy the career I have today. It would not have been possible without YCAT’s support, empowerment, mentorship and teaching of the Industry.” 
James Baillieu (YCAT Artists 2010)

Simple and easy 

You can add a gift to YCAT even if you already have an existing Will. Just a few details are needed for your solicitor or person drafting your Will: 


Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT)

West Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 326490


We are not allowed to recommend a particular solicitor, or to give legal advice but if you want to discuss your gift – you are very welcome to speak with Alastair Tait (CEO) by telephone on 0207 759 1229.

Tax Benefits 

The UK inheritance tax laws allow you to reduce how much inheritance tax is owed through charitable donations. A £1000 gift could save your estate around £400 in taxes. Be sure to consult a financial adviser or solicitor for more specific advice. 


Our Promise 

We understand legacy gifts are a private matter. We promise to respect your wishes and only use gifts to support promising young classical musicians. You remain in full control and can update your Will at any time.  Telling us of your gift intention allows us to properly thank our supporters while respecting their privacy.