Festival Personel

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Thomas Trotter

PRESIDENT OF BMF

Thomas Trotter was appointed Birmingham City organist in 1983 in succession to Sir George Thalben-Ball. He is also Organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, and Visiting Professor of Organ at the Royal College of Music, London. He was organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and later continued his studies with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris, winning the Prix de Virtuosite in her class. He was first prizewinner at the 1979 St Albans International Organ competition, and the following year he made his debut at the Royal Festival Hall, London. He was the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist in 2001, the first organist to win this award. Past winners include Andras Schiff, Itzhak Perlman and Julian Bream. Most recently, Thomas has been awarded The Queen’s Medal for Music in 2020, find out more.

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Catrin Finch

VICE PRESIDENT

Renowned for her phenomenal musicianship and for taking the harp to new heights, Catrin began learning the harp at the age of five she has been delighting audiences worldwide since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music and Drama in 2002 during this time, Catrin was appointed Royal Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales. Major international awards include the Lily Laskine International Harp Competition, the Young Concert Artists New York an Echo Klassik in Germany and a Classical Brit nomination. Catrin has performed in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the USA, including recitals and concerto debuts in New York, Boston and Washington D.C. She has appeared with the Boston Pops, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Mozart Players and Sir James Galway, the Philharmonia, the Charlotte Symphony and the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra. Visit Catrin’s website…

Rodney Beacham

FESTIVAL ORGANISER

The festival organiser has a wide range of duties including liaison with and booking of a variety of performers for each year’s Festival. Work begins at least two years ahead of each Festival to ensure the right balance and variety of music. With a wealth of musical knowledge and enthusiasm behind him, he has driven the event forward and persuaded world-class performers to visit Bledington.

GDPR and Privacy Policy

European Union GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

The EU GDPR is designed to help all of us have more control over our personal data, and how is it used.

Who does the information GDPR apply to?

Data subjects, being all visitors and users of any website who are members of the European Union and who submit any personal data. Bledington Music Festival is the data processor and data controller of this site. 

Privacy Policy

Effective from 25th May, 2018

This Privacy Policy sets out how we use and protect information that you may provide when you use this website.  Your privacy is protected and important to us. If you provide identifiable personal information it will only be used to help us fulfil our responsibilities related to the services we provide.

Bledington Music Festival is the company or person that collects any personal data submitted through bledingtonmusicfestival.co.uk.

We may update this policy periodically, please check this page to ensure that you are in agreement with any changes.

What We Collect

Personal information, basically any data that can be used to identify or contact you is collected so we can communicate with you about your requirements. This could include your name, business name, address details, email, telephone numbers, or other information pertaining to the services we provide. You may also at times be asked to leave a message about your enquiry or project brief.  Websites also collect your IP address through the use of Cookies (find out more about cookies below).

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What We Do With The Information We Collect

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We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your express permission, or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you relevant information about services we offer, or information you need as part of the services we offer.

Data Security

In our commitment to ensuring that your information is secure and to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

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Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

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User and Event Data Retention

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IP Anonymization

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