Support New Music at the Presteigne Festival

Support New Music at the Presteigne Festival

The commissioning of new work from established composers and from the amazing breadth of emergent compositional talent in the UK today is one of the Presteigne Festival’s highest priorities. Last year the Festival commissioned seven new pieces – including a setting of the Requiem for soloists, chorus and orchestra from one of Poland’s most highly regarded composers; those commissions could not have been undertaken without the valuable help of financial donations from public and private sources. There are now two ways to help us with the commissioning of new music:

The Artistic Director’s Commissioning Circle is a new scheme to commission larger works from our senior composers. In 2012 it commissioned Peter Sculthorpe’s Island Songs for saxophone, string orchestra and percussion. If you are interested in supporting further commissions of larger-scale compositions, including opera, please message George Vass via our contact form.

Founded in 2007, in memory of one of the founding lights of the Presteigne Festival, the Joan Hughes Memorial Fund was specifically set up to provide funding for the commissioning of new work. It is now used for the commissioning of smaller chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Please contact Alison Giles, Festival Producer if you would like to donate to this important fund via our contact form. .