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Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Melissa Bradshaw

Tamsin Waley-Cohen appointed artistic director of Two Moors Festival

12:21, 12th February 2020

The Two Moors Festival has announced the appointment of Tamsin Waley-Cohen as artistic director for 2020, the festival’s 20th anniversary year.

Returning to Exmoor and Dartmoor from 25 September – 4 October 2020, this year’s festival programme will be created by Waley-Cohen, who is familiar with the area having come from the South West herself, as well as programming her own Honeymead Festival on Exmoor. Her international career has seen her perform with top orchestras worldwide including the Hallé, London Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and Czech Philharmonic, as well as being a founding member of the Albion String Quartet.

‘I am absolutely thrilled to be working with the Two Moors, a festival that I have had the pleasure of playing in since its very inception and whose home is some of the most beautiful and wildest landscape in England,’ Waley-Cohen comments. ‘As it reaches the great milestone of its 20th birthday, I look forward to bringing my artistic vision to the Two Moors and taking it forward into the future.’

Waley-Cohen’s appointment will build on the work of founding artistic director Penny Adie MBE, who established the festival with her late husband John. ‘The Two Moors Festival has always been a unique organisation and I couldn’t be more thrilled Tamsin is going to take on my role’, Adie says. ‘Her artistry, expertise, knowledge, imagination and determination are there in spadesful and I know she will be wholly committed to the task that lies ahead. I wish her all my love and good luck in the months ahead.’


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