The John Ogdon Foundation was established in 1993 in memory of the legendary British pianist John Ogdon (1937-1989).  It aims to inspire and assist young musicians to develop in romantic piano and contemporary music, and to raise awareness of Ogdon as a composer.

There was no gentler giant in music than John Ogdon.

Edward Greenfield of The Guardian

His never diminishing interest in contemporary music should continue to be an example for all performing artists

Daniel Barenboim

a genius of enormous sensitivity and very great humour

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

a unique personality among British pianists

Peter Dickinson of The Independent

a mastery that astounded the audience

William Mann

The Patron of the Foundation is Vladimir Ashkenazy who won joint Piano prize with John Ogdon in the 1962 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.