Composium is set to become an essential event in the calendar for the classical music industry, attracting the most influential people in the profession to Cheltenham Music Festival – a place that is historically synonymous with world-leading composition.

The inaugural Composium is a packed day of events for anyone who loves music and is excited by the idea of it being a creative art form in the 21st century. It includes talks, world class performances, premieres, panel sessions and opportunities to meet and engage with industry leaders. Eminent keynote speaker Thea Musgrave CBE and a distinguished panel will discuss what it is to be immersed in classical music today and its relevance.

Our eight talented Composer Academy participants bring their brand-new work to the stage for the first time, following intensive workshops with composer John Woolrich and Ensemble-in-Residence The Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. World premieres will be presented from the Wild Plum Arts Songbook project by Zoe Martlew, Emma-Ruth Richards and a new composition, workshopped and produced in association with PRS for Music and Wild Plum Arts, supported by the RVW Trust.

*To register interest for industry or student tickets please write to and your details will be added to our Composium mailing list.

Kindly supported by Penny McCracken & John Mumford, The John S Cohen Foundation and The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation

In partnership with PRS for Music and Wild Plum Arts


Pittville Pump Room

Pittville Pump Room is an elegant Grade 1 listed Regency building and perhaps the most famous example of Regency architecture in Cheltenham. Standing in regal splendour at one end of Pittville Park, the Pump Room is a monument to more than 100 years of fame that Cheltenham enjoyed as a Spa town.

The Festival’s morning recitals at the Pump Room are its continuing glory

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