Cambridge Summer Music Festival
Our 36th Cambridge Summer Music Festival has come to a resounding close with packed audiences enjoying a glorious variety of music by world-class performers – a fitting send-off for our Director Juliet Abrahamson after her 21 years at the helm.
Thanks to Juliet, the Festival has developed an enviable reputation for the superb quality and variety of its programmes. Whether your interest is in classical music or jazz, symphonies or intimate chamber works, choral pieces or cabaret – the Festival has always had something to offer – while also providing a platform for talented, young performers and musical opportunities for the next generation of concert goers.
“My time as Director has been an immense privilege,” said Juliet. “I owe heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported me and Cambridge Summer Music for so many years. I wish the new Director all the very best for a successful future with CSM, and that he enjoys the challenges as much as I have.”
The Trustees are very pleased to announce the appointment of John McMunn as Juliet’s successor.
John studied music theory and composition at Harvard University and King's College, Cambridge before training at the Royal College of Music International Opera School in London. For 10 years he enjoyed a busy performance career in the UK and internationally, working with local agent Hazard Chase. In 2013 he decided to move into arts administration and has subsequently worked for Tenebrae Choir and the Academy of Ancient Music in fundraising and communications roles.
"It is an honour to be joining Cambridge Summer Music as its new Director from September," said John. "I'm grateful to the Trustees, Supporters and Friends for their trust, as well as to Juliet Abrahamson for her support and inspiration. For more than 36 years CSM has provided live music of the highest calibre to residents of Cambridge and its surrounding environs; I relish the opportunity to steer the organisation into its next chapter, ensuring the legacy and continued vitality of this beloved local institution."
Posted by John Mcmunn on August 2 2015 at 3:58am