Major General Julian Thompson, CB, OBE

George Fenton

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Welcome to The Foundation



The Joanna Leach Foundation has been set up to honour the memory of a most remarkable musician and to continue her legacy. This will be most visibly through a series of concerts but also quietly, in the background, promoting a love of music at the grassroots.

On this site we have tried to convey some of the warmth and appreciation of her many friends, relations and colleagues. We have also included links to many of Joanna’s recordings and those artistes who were involved in her life of music.

There are written tributes as well as music and the story of Joanna's struggle to find and finally express her musical aspirations through her involvement with the English square piano and her record label - Athene Records.

Above all, though, Joanna’s presence shines through.

We hope you will enjoy visiting our pages and we look forward to seeing you at our sponsored events.

Foundation Objectives

foster Joanna Leach's charitable aspirations and through the sponsorship of artists and concerts, promote an awareness of her contribution to music and her passion for quality in all aspects of life.

support through musical activities, the aims and work of charitable organisations engaged in the care of those with life threatening or terminal illnesses.

promote an awareness and understanding of how the performance of music can be a life-enhancing experience, facilitating social cohesion and inclusiveness within communities.

encourage and fund professional musicians to work with amateur musicians, to engender quality and high standards in performance with the aim of enhancing a spirit of joy in achievement through participation with others in group musical activities.

 Featured CD:

4-Square Recital

(4 pianos)