Governors, Benefactors and Friends

Introduction from the Chairman, Michael Waggett

Welcome to the website of the 2019 Royal Tunbridge Wells International Music Festival, which is now celebrating its 16th anniversary.

I hope very much that you will join me in supporting the exciting concerts and events undertaken by the Royal Tunbridge Wells International Music Festival.

We particularly wish to continue our exceptional work for younger people. In recent years we have benefitted from a masterclass from Michael McHale for talented young pianists and the primary schools visits by the fabulous young musicians of the Arensky Chamber Orchestra. Last year Jess Kelly introduced children to the exciting world of composing. As violin star Nicola Benedetti often mentions, it is so easy for younger children to miss out on early exposure to inspiring classical music. With your help, we can continue to meet this need and help local children enjoy the magic of great music.

Any Gift Aided donations or contributions made by Banker's Order annually or monthly will do much to sustain our entirely volunteer-run Festival and will be very greatly appreciated. Download the 2019 Festival Gift Aid Form here.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Waggett

Festival Chairman