Resident pianists


Gillian Ure – Personal assistant to the Director. Library. Finance. Former CEO Countess of Munster Trust

Antony Bailey – Technical specialist and activities co-ordinator. Directors liaison. Consults as Blackdown Solutions, UK.

Elliott de Vivo – Concerts Manager.  Clarinettist. Member of the Waldegrave Ensemble. Degree from Trinitylaban Conservatory of Music

Allison Conlan – Programme Manager, Sponsor and Scholar Liaison. Flautist. Outreach Manager for the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

Sarah Waycott – Resident pianists liaison.  Flautist. Teacher.

Ami Lodge -Professors Liaison   Flautist. Teacher. MA from Trinitylaban Conservatory of Music

Susie Walsh – Student Liaison. Informal Concerts co-ordinator.  Flautist. MA from Trinitylaban Conservatory of Music

Gertrude Schmitz –  Social media specialist. Librarian. Lives in Detmold, Germany. Flautist

Narn McMoo – Social media all areas and specialising in Twitter, Facebook and Instangram.


PATRON Philip Carne, MBE . 

We are delighted to have as our Patron Philip Carne. The Carne Trust is generously sponsoring a number of scholarships for applicants.

The Carne Trust provides financial support for talented artists in the performing arts, specifically in music and theatre. Each year, it furnishes bursaries to about a dozen individuals at the major music and acting academies, and funds 2 Junior Fellowship for chamber music ensembles at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and The Royal College of Music. It also provides ongoing financial assistance, after graduation, to former music beneficiaries, to help them in the establishment of their commercial careers. The Trust is particularly interested in chamber  music education, and willingly supports initiatives, festivals and master classes in this area.

  • Dan Eley Foundation
  • Royal Overseas League Arts
  • Spoff’s Scholarship Fund 
  • Hilary Jenkins
  • Michael and Gay McCart
  • Marley Common Friends of BIMF
  • John and Shirley Jeffrey
  • Tarim Resources Recycling 
  • Master Classics Artists

Friends of the British Isles Music Festival

Mike and Gay McCart
Michael and Elizabeth Shaw
Hans and Micheline Norstrand
Nick and Kate Austin
Reidun Adams
Barry and Chris Bateman
Sarah and Duncan Bain
Jane Kaufmann
Sir Anthony and Lady Laughton

Board of Trustees

  • Susan Milan – Festival Director
  • Douglas Jack- Chairman
  • John Jeffrey MBE
  • Gillian Ure
  • Kenneth J Hsu
  • Christopher Jepson
  • Martin Gatt