Presteigne Festival: The Open Fund for Organisations
Established 38 years ago in the former county town of Radnorshire, the Presteigne Festival has become a focal-point for those seeking musical innovation and artistic discovery amidst the beauty of the Welsh Marches.
Internationally renowned for its commissioning of new work, support of living composers and with a long tradition for the encouragement of talented young artists, the organisation works closely with composers and performers to create and curate inspiring events for an ever-widening Festival audience and brings experience-broadening opportunities to its host community.
Highlights for 2021 include Cecilia McDowall as composer-in-residence in her 70th birthday year and an eclectic collection of specially commissioned works from Sarah Jenkins, Cecilia McDowall, Luke Styles, Adrian Sutton, Hilary Tann, Matthew Taylor and James B Wilson. The 2021 Festival also celebrates the centenary of major British composer Malcolm Arnold, and will have mini features of music by Michael Tippett and French composer Maurice Ravel. Headline artists include The Heath Quartet, Nova Music Opera. Ensemble Perpetuo, Fenella Humphreys, George Xiaoyuan Fu, James Turnbull, the Choir of Royal Holloway and the Presteigne Festival Orchestra.