New ESTA UK president

Nicola BenedettiWe are announcing that our UK branch's new president is Nicola Benedetti.

Fiercely committed to music education and to developing young talent, Nicola has formed associations with schools, music colleges and local authorities. She is credited with broadening the appeal of classical music to young and new audiences through her extensive education work and appearances at events such the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony and iTunes Festival. Nicola was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2017, the youngest ever recipient, and was appointed as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours, in recognition of her international music career and work with musical charities throughout the UK. Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. She is in much demand with major orchestras and conductors across the globe and this continues across the 2017-2018 season with concerts throughout the UK, Europe and America.

Please find the full press release here.

Photo by Simon Fowler

Next International Conference

26.04 - 1.05

Cremona, Italy

Financial help

ESTA Solidarity Fund