Since 2014, we have been delighted to include a public education concert as part of the Festival. The performance offers some very young composers, all participants in our education workshops, the chance both to perform their own compositions and to hear young professional musicians play. Composition workshops are held in both Peasmarsh and Beckley schools, led by our education manager Sam Glazer and with members of the emerging ensemble Resident at the Festival.
Our education work is central to the core aims of the Festival, and we hope both to open the participating children’s hearts and minds to the worlds of chamber music and composition, while inspiring the next generation to participate in music-making. Our goal is to return to these schools each year in order that every student might have the opportunity to participate.
We are particularly grateful to the Rudi Martinus van Dijk Foundation, whose support has made this project possible.