What we offer

Our winning ensemble receives:

  • 3 concerts held in prestigious venues
  • Performances in London and further afield usually over the course of two years
  • All concerts publicised widely in print and digitally
  • Support and advice covering all aspects of chamber music
  • Comprehensive social media and comms support
  • Presentation to important promoters for future career development
  • Continuing support following the two-year period


Gwenneth Bransby-Zachary has managed the Parkhouse Award since 1991. As a teenager she studied oboe,  voice and piano before working for Novello & Company in the Publications and Promotion Department. Later she became Director of Concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields running the Lunchtime Concert Series where she instigated a publicity campaign that increased audiences significantly which is how she met Eileen Parkhouse who had come to listen to one of her students. Gwenneth also developed the number of evening concerts with a ‘Concerts by Candlelight’ series plus Saturday ‘Wall-to-Wall Bach’ experiences.

GBZ Management had been set up during this time and on leaving St Martin’s her focus was on working with many of the young ensembles met during that time plus concert management at London venues including Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre. She also worked with composer Charles Camilleri which resulted in concerts promoted by UNESCO in Malta. In 2011 she was Festival Director of the Hampstead & Highgate Festival with Artistic Director Danny Driver. Gwenneth has a master’s degree in the History of the Designed Landscape, studies Tudor history and enjoys gardening and walking.

Contact: music@gbzmgmt.co.uk +44 (0)7721 672348

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The Parkhouse Award is supported by The Tertis Foundation and The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust.

All communications relating to The Parkhouse Award should be directed to:

Gwenneth Bransby-Zachary
GBZ Management
Hamilton Cottage
Waterloo Road
Kent TN17 3JJ




+44 (0)7721 672348