One urgent task is to ensure proper flood protection for the Snape site, its position between land and water, marsh, mud and sky, one of the most beautiful anywhere in the world. No festival can represent the entire spectrum of new music, but Aldeburgh’s embrace continues to widen. Tom was a soloist with the group in the 2010 BBC Proms and often performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Royal Opera House and the Palace of Versailles. All music was new once. A fundraising campaign will be launched in June 2017. Aldeburgh Voices sang works of both, and of Imogen Holst, in Blythburgh church. aldeburgh music club appoints new music director Aldeburgh Music Club is delighted to announce that Tom Appleton has been appointed to be its Music Director from September 2020. MISS DIANA MARILYN QUICK is British and resident in England. Having completed his studies, Tom gained a place in the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Amid the raucous campaigning of a different kind, you may have heard neither. From St. Paul's, Tom gained a Music Scholarship to Gresham's and joined the National Youth Choir of Great Britain with whom he toured the world, as Bass Section Leader, in 2003. Oliver Knussen (b1952), receiving an Ivor Novello award for classical music, spoke of the “extraordinary number of incredibly gifted young composers” whose work deserves celebrating instead of being relegated to the status of “pond life”. No festival can represent the entire spectrum of new music, but Aldeburgh’s embrace continues to widen. Imagine going to Stratford for Shakespeare only to find all the talk is about his rival Christopher Marlowe. All rights reserved. Tom began his musical career as a chorister at St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Matthews also starred at Aldeburgh cinema in a new film to celebrate his 70th birthday by Barrie Gavin – interesting not least for the light it shines on Aldeburgh’s recent history. As a guru and teacher to so many, and a sharp realist, Knussen is not prone to exaggeration. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Tom is currently the Music Director of the King's Lynn Festival Chorus, a Friday Afternoons Ambassador at Snape Maltings, ... Having strong links to Aldeburgh's musical heritage, Tom is thrilled to be taking up the role of Music Director of Aldeburgh Music Club in the autumn of 2020. Baroque and contemporary styles united and splintered with agile and beguiling economy. Roger Wright, former head of the BBC Proms and now in his second year as Aldeburgh’s chief executive, has already introduced new programming ideas – as you might expect. Edmond has been a major force in British music education, having been Director of the Royal College of Music Junior Department and serving, for eighteen years, as Principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Michael Tippett, long overshadowed by Aldeburgh’s founder, finally got his place in the Suffolk sun, Sun 26 Jun 2016 03.00 EDT Wright will have the weighty responsibility of maintaining the festival’s unique atmosphere while discreetly, or radically, renewing its energies and purpose. In Aldeburgh one of his former pupils, Julian Anderson (b1967), gave the 2016 Hesse Lecture. Tom takes over from current Music Director, Edmond Fivet CBE, who has been its highly successful Music Director since retiring as Principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2006. (He was addressing his remarks especially to the BBC, that major commissioner still nervous of integrating new music into the mainstream.) An annual Festival of classical concerts and music-making, founded by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, 2019, Aldeburgh Young Musicians, Course Tutor, 2017, Mid summers night dream, Wig technician, 2017, A Mid Summers Nights Dream, Wig Technician, 2016, Illuminations - Benjamin Britten, Assistant Stage Manager, 2016, Illuminations, Hair and Makeup Artist, 2016, Illuminations, Set designer assistant of Gary McCann, 2016, Illuminations, Key hair and makeup artist, 2016, Aldeburgh Music, Assistant Technician, 2015, Jerwood Opera Foundations, Stage Manager, 2015, A Pierre Dream- Beyond the Score, Assistant Stage Manager, 2014, Owen Wingrave, Company Stage Manager, 2014, Aldeburgh Music, Development Intern.