Governors, Benefactors and Friends

Welcome to the website of the Royal Tunbridge Wells International Music Festival.

We hope that you will join us in supporting our exciting concerts this year, as we move into our third decade!

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We are looking to continue our exceptional work for young people, by introducing further mesterclasses in the coming months.

Over the years we have provided regular concerts by the City of London Sinfonia designed especially for younger children. And for older students we have provided Masterclasses led by leading international performers such as Emma Johnson (clarinet), Karen Jones (flute), Daniel Bates (oboe), Stephen Stirling (horn) and Michael McHale (piano). These, combined with special events such as ensembles (like the fine young musicians of the Arensky Chamber Orchestra) visiting schools, have served our young people well. As violin star Nicola Benedetti often mentions, it is too easy for younger children to be by-passed and miss out on early exposure to inspiring music. With your help we can continue to address this need and help children to enjoy the magic of music.

One-off gift aided donations or contributions made by bankers order annually or monthly will do much to sustain our entirely volunteer-run Festival and will be very much appreciated.

Download the Festival Gift Aid Form here.

Michael Waggett (Festival President)
Rupert Preston Bell (Festival Chairman)