Gregson at the Presteigne Festival

Edward Gregson enjoyed great critical acclaim at this year’s Presteigne Festival (where he was Composer-in Residence), held in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh borders.

During the six-day event seven of his works were performed, including two world premieres: a new String Quartet commissioned by the Festival and written for the Nightingale Quartet, and a new version of his song cycle Five Songs of Innocence and Experience, performed by Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo-soprano) and Timothy End (piano).

The Festival is a wonderful celebration of musical performance and new commissions, but also on offer are interesting exhibitions and entertaining talks on music, …

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