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Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Noted for its ambitious programming, contemporary music festivals and pioneering work on a more gender balanced repertoire, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic is one of the world’s finest orchestras.

Masaaki Suzuki

Since founding Bach Collegium Japan in 1990, Masaaki Suzuki has established himself as a leading authority on the works of Bach. He has remained their Music Director ever since, taking them regularly to major venues and festivals in Europe and the USA and building a reputation for the expressive refinement and truth of his performances.

Photo © Marco Borggreve

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Britten Sinfonia

For 30 years Britten Sinfonia has been pushing the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do. It is rooted in the East of England, where it is the only professional orchestra working throughout the region, while it also has a national and international reputation as one of the best ensembles playing today.

Benjamin Grosvenor

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making.

Photo © Andrej Grilc

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Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music is an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music. Using historically-informed techniques, period-specific instruments and original sources, we bring music vividly to life in committed, vibrant performances.

Jane Oremosu & Dr Maggie Semple OBE

Jane Oremosu and Dr Maggie Semple OBE are the authors of My Little Black Book. This contemporary dictionary reflects today’s world and focuses on language as the key to talking about societal issues, particularly in relation to being a person of colour. My Little Black Book is for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of this global lexicon.

Photo © Evie Perfect

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Longborough Festival Opera

Longborough Festival Opera is an established opera company, situated in the heart of the Cotswolds. Its intimate auditorium seats 500 people, enabling the audience to experience the drama and emotion on the stage on an almost personal level. This has firmly secured Longborough's summer season into the diaries of a loyal and ever increasing audience.

Tess Jackson

Recently announced as a Classic FM ‘Rising Star, British Conductor Tess Jackson is Associate Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She is one of seven conductors invited by the Royal Philharmonic Society to front a new scheme for female conductors in association with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at The Glasshouse International Centre for Music.

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Cambridge Music Festival

Cambridge Music Festival presents classical music in bold, imaginative and inspiring ways. In a city that is positively awash with concerts, the Festival aims to present a carefully chosen programme of world-class artists — whether well known figures or rising stars — who would not otherwise visit the city.

Elliott & Thompson

Elliott & Thompson is a vibrant, fast-growing publishing house at the heart of the creative independent sector. They produce books that are beautiful objects and that also inform, inspire and bring enjoyment to a wide range of readers.

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Laura van der Heijden

Laura van der Heijden has already made a name for herself as a very special emerging talent, captivating audiences and critics alike with the sensitivity of her sound and interpretations. This soulful and evocative artist can already look back on a number of exceptional achievements, among them being the winner – at the age of just 15 - of the BBC Young Musician competition.

Photo © Venetia Jollands

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Champs Hill Records

Champs Hill Records is an independent label dedicated to recordings made at The Music Room at Champs Hill, by young artists and focusing on new or under-represented repertoire.

Bath Festival Orchestra

Bath Festival Orchestra was originally founded in 1959 by renowned violinist and music educator Yehudi Menuhin, who was at the time Artistic Director of the Bath Festival. The Orchestra was the Festival’s resident orchestra until Yehudi Menuhin left in 1968, as well as making numerous recordings. In 2020 the Orchestra was re-launched by its current Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Peter Manning. Today, BFO is an ensemble of brilliant, young, early-career orchestral players united by the desire to create joyful, entertaining, enriching and relevant experiences for and with people; in concert halls, churches and community spaces, educational settings or any other location where there are people who want to engage with the orchestra. It aspires to be an orchestra for the 21st century – inclusive, collaborative, accessible and responsible for the impact that it has on the world.

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Tetbury Music Festival

The Tetbury Music Festival takes place during the first week of October and is a highlight of the Autumn calendar. The nights are drawing in and a week of fine music and meeting friends is the best way to embrace the season. Concerts range from early to classical to contemporary music, with lectures and interviews to share insight, understanding and new ways of appreciating the context in which these great works were written.

Llŷr Williams

Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence, and for the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. He has performed with all the major UK orchestras, and he has a particularly longstanding relationship with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he has in recent seasons performed concertos ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Bartók and Mathias. He is Artist-in-Association at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, a patron of the Gower Festival, and Associate Artist at the Cowbridge Festival.

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Surrey Hills International Music Festival

Surrey Hills International Music Festival (SHIMF) has been presenting world-class performances in the Surrey Hills since its founding in 2010 by fellow pianists Wu Qian and Tessa Marchington. Over that time, it has expanded from a long weekend of chamber recitals, including in its first year Nicola Benedetti (now a Patron of the Festival alongside Dame Sarah Connolly), to a full fortnight each May, encompassing music, walks and talks in beautiful venues throughout this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Masato Suzuki

A multifaceted musician, Masato Suzuki appears on the concert platform in the capacity of conductor, composer and keyboard player.

Masato Suzuki is Principal Conductor of Bach Collegium Japan, Executive Producer of Chofu International Music Festival, Music Director at Ensemble Genesis and Associate Conductor & Creative Partner at Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

Photo © Marco Borggreve

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Northern Opera Group

Northern Opera Group performs rare and wonderful operas in imaginative ways; enabling audiences and artists to discover new works and composers from across opera’s history. Northern Opera Group produces the annual Leeds Opera Festival, combining new productions of rare operas with a wide programme of talks, panel discussions, workshops and other events across the late August Bank Holiday weekend. The 2023 Festival featured the UK premiere of the Robert Rodriguez opera ‘Frida’ alongside a collaboration with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance on Piazzolla’s ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’, in a 4 week programme of opera and music inspired by Latin America. Other recent productions include Charles Villiers Stanford’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (2019) and Handel’s ‘Silla’ (2022).

Roman Rabinovich

Praised by The New York Times for his ‘uncommon sensitivity and feeling’, the eloquent pianist Roman Rabinovich was the winner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in 2008. His subsequent career has led him to perform throughout Europe and the USA in venues as Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cité de la Musique in Paris and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center.

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Ildikó Szabó

In 2007, János Starker described her then 14 years-old compatriot, as “an exceptionally gifted young cellist” with the potential for an international career. Since then, Ildikó Szabó has lived up to this claim, the Hungarian cellist has won prizes at 16 international competitions, including the Pablo Casals Cello Competition in 2014 at which she won a total of eight prizes.

Cowbridge Music Festival

Cowbridge Music Festival was launched in 2010. It has since gained a place among the most exciting music festivals in Wales, offering classical music, jazz and folk at an international level for the community of Cowbridge and beyond.

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The National Forum of Music

The National Forum of Music in Wrocław is one of Central Europe's largest concert venues. It is home to the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, which has become a significant presence in Polish music over the past forty years. Critics praise the orchestra for its emotional sound, clear textures, and extraordinary expressiveness.

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