Welcome to The Handel Institute

The Handel Institute, established in 1987, is a British registered charity (no. 296615) which promotes study and appreciation of the music and life of George Frideric Handel (1685–1759).

Detail from a portrait of Handel (1726–8), attributed to Balthasar Denner: National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 1976

Latest News

Terence Best (1929–2024)

The Trustees and Council of the Handel Institute regret to announce that their colleague Terence Best passed away peacefully on 10 January 2024 at the age of 94. He was an editor and scholar of great distinction and served as co-general editor of the Hallische Händel-Ausgabe. A founder member of the Handel Institute, Terence also played a pivotal role in fostering relations with our German and American colleagues.

Handel Institute Opera Awards

The next closing date for applications is 30 November 2024, for a production to take place within two years of the award being made.

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Handel Institute Conference Awards

Closing dates for applications are 30 April, 31 August and 30 November annually.

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Handel Institute Research Award

The closing date for applications is 30 November annually.

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