Michael Duffy joins Cheltenham Music Festival as Head of Programming

Title: Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy will join Cheltenham Music Festival as its new Head of Programming, following Camilla King’s move to become Executive Producer at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Michael is currently the specialist classical Music Programme Manager at the British Council responsible for the music programme for the Americas, the EU and classical music showcasing. Previously, Michael has worked for Mahogany Opera Group, Spitalfields Music Festival and the London Sinfonietta.

He said: “I’m hugely looking forward to joining Cheltenham Festivals. It will be a return to a festival environment for me, and it’s especially exciting to work with Cheltenham Music Festival’s extraordinary legacy. As well as bringing together people and world-class music in wonderful spaces, I hope to spark innovative collaborations with exceptional artists and as part of the wider Cheltenham Festivals family. I start work in February delivering the programme Camilla King has already put in place. It will be a great opportunity to really get under the skin of the Festival and start making longer-term plans.”

The 2022 Cheltenham Music Festival will take place from 8-16 July in venues across Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. The Festival will continue to present high calibre performances and inventive programming, bringing together the UK’s finest ensembles with world-class soloists. The programme for the 2022 Cheltenham Music Festival will be announced in March.