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 six new pieces – including a new orchestral piece from Robert Saxton; 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 George Vass Commission Fund is a brand new scheme, launched in 2017 to celebrate our artistic director’s 60th birthday.  If you are interested in supporting further commissions of larger-scale compositions, including opera, please message us 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 from younger composers. Please contact us via our contact form if you would like to donate to this important fund.