Festival plucks director from the BBC

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced that Sara Mohr-Pietsch will be the next Artistic Director of the Dartington International Summer School and Festival.

Mohr-Pietsch will deliver her first Summer School and Festival at Dartington in 2020, following on from renowned concert pianist, Joanna MacGregor OBE, who will her curate her fifth and final festival in 2019.

Mohr-Pietsch is best known for her work on BBC Radio 3, where she hosted Breakfast for many years, and is the voice of live concerts from Wigmore Hall. She also presents the BBC Proms, Music Matters and Choir & Organ, and she created Open Ear, a new music showcase which has played at Tate Modern and LSO St Luke’s.

photo: Kate Mount

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  • This is excellent news, for Radio 3 listeners at least. With Clemmy already departed, that leaves only one of the original Radio Twee three left. One thinks of Balham’s celebrated Eugene Quills: can we not subscribe to a fund to send Sarah Walker to Italy…or Vienna…or anywhere?

    • My prediction du jour: Pet Rock Trelawney appointed Artistic Director at Salzburg. Tom Service of the Guardian has been appointed Professor of Music at Gresham College, so anything is possible.

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