Award winning trumpet player Alison Balsom named president of Royston Arts Festival
BRIT award winning trumpet player Alison Balsom has agreed to become the first president of Royston Arts Festival. Alison, a former Royston resident and pupil at Tannery Drift, Greneway, and the Meridian schools, is one of the biggest names in classical m
BRIT award winning trumpet player Alison Balsom has agreed to become the first president of Royston Arts Festival.
Alison, a former Royston resident and pupil at Tannery Drift, Greneway, and the Meridian schools, is one of the biggest names in classical music, and won the Female Artist of the Year award at the 2009 Classical Brits.
She said she would do "whatever is possible to support the festival's continuing growth and success".
Graham Palmer, chairman of the Royston Arts Festival said: "It's a real coup.
"Although Alison will not be involved with the day-to-day running of the arts festival, having such a well-known young classical star as our first president is a great boost.
"It will raise the arts festival's profile and set the artistic bar that much higher," he said.
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This year's Royston Arts Festival will run from September 23-26.