An Introduction to our New RVIPW 30th Anniversary Blog

We have two special celebrations approaching in 2017 – RVIPW will be 30 years old, and our Artistic Director Martin Roscoe will have his 65th birthday!

In the run-up to next summer’s festival, we will explore the hard work done behind the scenes throughout the year in preparation – we’re planning a series of interviews with various key players and reports on progress from our team of volunteers and helpers. Plus we will have updates about exciting new events for this summer and the future.

Festivals like ours are worth celebrating and play an important role, not just in providing fantastic concerts by some of the world’s leading performers in provincial and intimate venues, but also in helping to develop the careers of young performers at the start of their careers. We’ll be finding out what some of these young players thought of their experience of coming to this beautiful part of the world to play for our audiences, and asking some rather more seasoned performers from over the last 30 years for their feedback too.

Last but not least, we will be asking for reactions from some of our audience members new and old, people who have supported our festival over many years, some who travel from far afield to join us each summer and without whom we wouldn’t have a festival!

We will publish these behind-the-scenes insights in a regular blog here on our website and on social media through the coming months – festival dates 19-22nd July 2017