Kate Somerby is to be the new Chair of the Budleigh Music Festival.
Kate, who has lived in Budleigh for 5 years, has a rich musical background, beginning from an early age when she learnt to play the violin and piano. Her career has included work in the theatre, both as actor and director as well as extensive educational experience in drama and music. She currently works nationally and internationally for Trinity College, London as a senior examiner.
Along with all other Arts organisations, Budleigh Music Festival has a challenging time ahead as we look forward to planning festivals for 2021 and beyond. We are delighted that Kate is bringing her wealth of expertise to the Festival, working alongside our Artistic Director, Jason Thornton, fellow Trustees, and Management Committee members to deliver our work for the future.
Kate Somerby says"I am delighted to be taking on this responsibility at such a challenging time for professional music and the Arts in general.
If we want our great cultural heritage to survive for future generations, there has never been a more important time to get involved and be part of the solution. I don’t imagine it will be easy, but I’m determined to do what I can to keep artists in work and audiences inspired. I have been hugely impressed by the variety and calibre of programming by Budleigh Music Festival over the last five years, and I know that I am joining a well-oiled machine that includes an inspiring Artistic Director and a wealth of experience and dedication from the Trustees, Committee members and Friends. We can only look forward.”
Further enquiries to:
Trustee and Publicity Officer
Further Zoom Talks to be announced soon
Details of further on-line talks to be announced soon.
Planning for the 2021 Festival is underway
Planning for our 2021 Festival is underway. Details will be announced as soon as they are available.