Cheltenham Music Festival

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Coordinates: 51°53′24″N 2°04′41″W / 51.890°N 2.078°W / 51.890; -2.078 The Cheltenham Music Festival is one of the oldest music festivals in Britain, held annually in Cheltenham in June/July since 1945. The festival is renowned for premieres of contemporary music, hosting over 250 music premieres as of July 2004.[1]

During the tenure of Martyn Brabbins, the Festival Academy ensemble was established.[2]

Past artistic directors of the festival have included John Manduell, Michael Berkeley and Martyn Brabbins. Since 2007, its artistic director is Meurig Bowen.

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  1. ^ Michael Berkeley (2004-07-03). "Out with the old". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  2. ^ Tom Service (2006-07-14). "The maestro in me". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 

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