Artistic innovation and musical discovery in the Welsh Marches

Held each August in an intimate setting nestling on the Powys/Herefordshire border, the Presteigne Festival has become a focal point for those seeking musical nourishment and artistic discovery in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh Marches. With a truly forward looking commissioning policy, the organisation works closely with composers and artists to create and curate inspiring programmes and events for an ever-widening Festival audience and to bring experience broadening opportunities to its host community.

The Presteigne Festival's six music-filled days span the August Bank Holiday period. Established over thirty years ago, the Festival has a long tradition of supporting young artists and for presenting a fresh and individually stylised mix of contemporary works carefully balanced with twentieth century classics and featuring a wide range of music from the standard repertoire.

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  • Autumn Tour with Fenella Humphreys

    Hugely popular with everyone at the Presteigne Festival this year, violinist Fenella Humphreys performs Michael Small’s Royal Philharmonic Society/Presteigne Festival Alan Horne Memorial commission White Space, premiered in Presteigne, alongside a wide range of music by Cyril Scott, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Kreisler and J S Bach …Read More »
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Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts Limited

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