Dartington International Summer School

​‘A place where musical miracles can happen.’

This annual festival and celebration of music making, for professionals and amateurs, is held in the idyllic surroundings of the Dartington Estate. It is an international meeting ground for musicians and performers and brings together a community of all ages, creeds and abilities on equal terms. Activities have encompassed every aspect of music: early music, opera, choral work, conducting, world music, modern jive, jazz, tango, contemporary music, singer-songwriting, film music, rock, popular and light music. With renowned performers taking part, Dartington International Summer School of Music has been at the forefront of creative endeavour and has launched many distinguished careers.

www.dartingtonsummerschool.co.uk

Press Coverage
National Newspapers

The Times

6 August 2010
Friday Column article by Richard Morrison


26 August 2009
Large editorial by Richard Morrison


16 August 2008
Editorial by Richard Morrison, 'Unlock your artistic potential at a creative summer school' - centred around his visit to DISS


9 August 2007
Feature by Richard Morrison, about his visit to Dartington International Summer School (he gives it 4 stars)


5 August 2006
Feature on Herbie Flowers and RockShop


2 August 2005
Feature with image by Hilary Finch


17 August 2004
Feature by Richard Morrison covering particularly Thin Air and the alphorns/Ravi Shankar project/Beethoven marathon + photo of Gavin Henderson and his son Piers playing alphorns


9 August 2003
Review of ‘Rape of Lucretia’ by Hilary Finch


5 August 2003
Review of ‘Rape of Lucretia’ by Hilary Finch


31 May 2003
“They’re playing our tune” by Louise Roddon


February 2003
Preview article by Louise Roddon in Travel Section


3 September 2002
Review of Dartington Summer School concert


19 August 2002
Review by Richard Morrison


28 March 1998
Listing for 'The Dartington Experience' (on Radio 3)

Daily Telegraph

28 May 2010
Dartington included in Michael White's round-up of Classical music festivals for Summer 2010


3 May 2008
Dartington included in Summer Schools feature


18 May 2002
'Schools back in for Summer' – feature by Alexandra Buxton opening with Dartington


27 July 1999
Feature by Andrew Stewart, with image


28 March 1998
Listing for "The Dartington Experience" (on Radio 3)

Independent

31 July 2008
Preview piece by Michael Church in ‘Extra’ section


3 August 2006
Preview article on Tagore by Michael Church


23 July 2005
Diary piece by Michael Church


12 July 2005
Diary piece by Michael Church


24 March 2005
Large feature with image in Music section by Hilary Wilce


21 August 2004
The Information, listings


8 August 2004
The Information, listings


7 August 2004
The Information, listings


5 August 2003
Review of ‘Rape of Lucretia’ by Roderic Dunnet


16 August 2001
Feature by Michael Church


18 August 2000
Feature by Michael Church + large photo


3 September 1999
Feature by Michael Church + large photo


7 August 1998
Feature by Michael Church + photo


3 April 1998
Listing for “The Dartington Experience” (on Radio 3)


28 March 1998
Listing for “The Dartington Experience” (on Radio 3). The Independent Eye Choice

Observer

6 August 2006
Alissa Firsova interview and image in Rising Star (Observer Magazine)


12 September 2000
Feature by Fiona Maddocks


16 August 1999
Feature by Fiona Maddocks


29 March 1998
Life: Listing for "The Dartington Experience" (on Radio 3)

Sunday Telegraph

23 May 2004
Profile on Gavin Henderson by Quentin Letts + photo of Gavin Henderson

Guardian

August 2006
Peter Kingston on Alissa Firsova and Encounters with Shostakovich


3 August 2004
Preview feature of the Summer School by Peter Kingston focussing on the alphorns + photo of Gavin Henderson and his son Piers playing alphorns This article and the image were also included in the European edition of the Guardian


24 July 2004
The Guide, preview by Christopher Lambton plus image


17 June 2003
'Englishmen sing madrigals in the mid-day sun' by Peter Kingston


3 September 2002
'A Summer of Music' - feature on Dartington International Summer School by Peter Kingston


4 August 1998
Mention in 'Learning Curve' article, featuring John Lill, by Peter Kingston


28 March 1998
Listing for 'The Dartington Experience' (on Radio 3)

Financial Times

 

18 August 2007
Feature by David Murray, about his visit to Dartington International Summer School


August 2006
'Critic's Choice' listing


24 August 2005
Feature with image by Anthony Thorncroft


17 August 2004
Feature by Antony Thorncroft covering particularly Thin Air and the alphorns/Ravi Shankar project/Beethoven marathon + photo of six alphorn players at Dartington


19 August 2002
'A Musical Hothouse Flourishing by the Dart' - feature by Antony Thorncroft


28 August 2000
Feature by Antony Thorncroft + large image


1 August 1998
Feature by Antony Thorncroft

Sunday Times

13 August 2006
Concert highlights detailed on 'The Critical List' page


30 July 2006
Concert highlights detailed on 'The Critical List' page


23 July 2006
Concert highlights detailed on 'The Critical List' page


7 August 2005
Concert highlights detailed on 'The Critical List' page


24 July 2005
Concert highlights detailed on 'The Critical List' page


8 August 2004
'The Critical List: Critics choice' by Paul Driver


1 August 2004
'The Critical List: Critics choice' by Paul Driver


18 May 2003
Dartington included in 'Sweet Sounds of the Obsessional' by Godfrey Smith


4 August 2002
'The Critical List: Critics choice' by Paul Driver


28 July 2002
'The Critical List: Critics choice' by Paul Driver


19 August 2001
'The Critical List: Critics choice' by Paul Driver


22 July 2001
'The Critical List: Critics choice' by Paul Driver


13 August 2000
'Pick of the week: David Titterington concert'. Preview of the week's concerts at Dartington in 'The Critical List: Critics choice' by Paul Driver


6 August 2000
'The Critical List: Critics choice'. Preview of the week's concerts at Dartington by Paul Driver


29 March 1998
Listing for 'The Dartington Experience' (on Radio 3) Culture: 'Pick of the day' + photo


15 March 1998
Godfrey Smith column

Daily Mail

Summer 2003
Diary piece on Herbie Flowers by Rory Knight Bruce

Independent on Sunday

29 March 1998
Listing for 'The Dartington Experience' (on Radio 3): Choice

The Times Educational Supplement

5 July 2002
Summer Schools feature by Judith Palmer including Dartington with comments by Laurence Perkins


24 August 2001
Feature by Chris Wood + large colour photo


30 July 1999
'Festival Watch'


14 August 1998
Front cover caption + large photo. Full article + photo within

Magazines

Piano Professional

January 2008
Feature by Pamela Lidiard

Classic FM Magazine

Spring 2009
A reader's passion


July 2008
Double page spread by Sarah Kirkup, ‘Three Days at The Summer School’

Opera

November 2010 (to appear)
Review by Richard Langham Smith of 'The Turn of the Screw' and 'The Marriage of Figaro'


November 2008
Review by Richard Langham Smith of 'The Lighthouse'


October 2003
Review of ‘Rape of Lucretia’ by Hilary Finch

Opera Now

December 2008
Review by Della Couling of 'The Lighthouse'


March/April 2005
Preview


November/December 2003
Review of ‘Rape of Lucretia’ by Antonia Cooling

Gramophone

October 2006
Large feature by Charlotte Smith


May 2005
Listed in festivals

Pianist

June/July 2006
Preview on DISS by Inge Kjemtrup


June/July 2002
Feature by Christopher Wood - 'Wish You Were Here: Dartington International Summer School, Guildhall Summer School, Accademia Musicale Chigiana'

Choir and Organ

March/April 2006
Preview 

Early Music

October 2003
Feature by Andrew Stewart

Early Music Today

Yet to appear, to run in 2010
Article by Jonathan Wikeley

Early Music Review

Yet to appear, to run in 2010
Article by Clifford Bartlett

MUSO Magazine

October/November 2010
Article by Clare Stevens

Gig Magazine

22 July - 4 August 2010
Feature in their 'Day in the Life...' column by Gavin Henderson, with image

Mandolin Moments (online)

21 July 2010
Feature about the mandolin course with Alison Stephens 

Music Teacher

June 2010
Full page feature by Clare Stevens, including interview with Gavin Henderson


Spring 2005
Feature with images by Helen Parkinson


October 2004
Interview with Gavin Henderson on the Summer School by Andrew Green + photo of Gavin Henderson


September 2003
Letter from Gavin Henderson


July 2003
Item on Dartington & Gavin Henderson

Country Life

25 August 2010
One 1/2 page feature on Summer School by Geoffrey Smith, with three images


12 August 2009
Large article by Geoffrey Smith


27 August 2008
Full page feature, with images, by Geoffrey Smith on his visit to DISS


2 August 2007 
Full page feature with images, by Geoffrey Smith, on his visit to Dartington Summer School


17 August 2006
'Heaven in Devon' feature by Geoffrey Smith


11 August 2005
Feature by Geoffrey Smith


5 August 2004
Feature on the Summer School by Geoffrey Smith


31 August 2000
Feature by Geoffrey Smith

The Lady

January 2009
Dartington to be included in Editor's specialist travel round-up


17 July 2007
Paragraph on ‘A Celebration of the Sitwells and Music’ as a theme of the 60th Dartington International Summer School, with a black and white image of William Sitwell

BBC Music Magazine

May 2008
Double page spread by Oliver Condy


June/July 2003
Festivals Guide - in listings and a pull-out highlights box


Summer 2002
Listed in Music Festivals


November 2001
Feature by Michael White


September 1999
Small feature

Spectator

2 August 2007
Two page feature by Henrietta Bredin, about her visit to Dartington International Summer School

Classical Music Magazine

July 2010
Double page feature by Michael Church, including interview with Gavin Henderson and three images


January 2009
Front cover and large article, by Toby Deller


16 August 2008
Listings of premieres 


2 August 2008
Listings of premieres 


5 July 2008
Preview of Summer School highlights 


Spring 2007
Large cover feature on DISS in celebration of 60 years by Malcolm Hayes


5 August 2006
DISS featured in article on music festivals and the local community by Fiona Clampin


Spring 2005
Feature with images by Helen Parkinson


23 October 2004
Front cover and two page feature on Gavin Henderson with picture, with Dartington included


February 2003
Preview article


January 2000
Featured in large article on Dartington, Aspen and Verbier

Muso

February/March 2008
Dartington included in Summer Schools supplement 


April/May 2004
Dartington featured in article on summer schools and also in Summer Schools listings

Musical Opinion

Yet to appear, to run in 2010
Article by Mark Doran

Arts Industry

31 July 2009
Profile of Gavin Henderson


30 June 2006
Feature by Patrick Kelly


10 September 2004
Profile on Gavin Henderson,+ photo, by Simon Tait


27 August 2004
Interview with Gavin Henderson with picture

International Arts Manager

Dec 2003/Jan 2004
Picture of Gavin Henderson, new president of European festivals Association

Music Journal – Incorporated Society of Musicians

December 2003
Pictures of Gavin Henderson, background information and news of his presidency of EFA

Dartington Hall Trust Estate Newsletter

Dec 2003/Jan 2004
Whole page article on Gavin Henderson’s presidency of EFA with picture

In Britain

2003 edition
Dartington Summer School mentioned in ‘Educational Adventures’, a feature on experiential holidays in Britain

Church Times

28 August 2009
Article about Andrew Parrott concert by Roderic Dunnett

The Stage

26 June 2008
Photograph from Bonhams Reception included in ‘Scene Around’ section


20 November 2003
Small feature on Gavin Henderson being appointed president of EFA

Trinity Magazine

Autumn 2004
Large fearture with images on Dartington by Nina Large

Radio

BBC Radio 3

5 September 2010
A concerto recording of the Dufay Collective concert from 26 July

4 September 2010
Interviews on 'Early Music programme' with Gavin Henderson, Emma Kirkby, Robert Hollingworth, David Stuff, Nicola Moonen, Jenny Ward-Clark and John Woolrich showcasing Dartington's focus on encouraging new talent in the Early Music world

3 August 2010
Interview and performance by Tunde Jegede on 'In Tune'

20 July 2010
Gavin Henderson interviewed on ‘In Tune’ and performances by Matthew Trusler and Marcus Andrews

21 July 2009
Gavin Henderson interviewed on ‘In Tune’ on his 25 years as Artistic Director of Dartington Summer School, with performances by members of the Okeanos Ensemble

6 August 2008
Stephen Montague and ‘Apparitions’ featured on ‘In Tune’


28 July 2008
Henschel Quartet talked enthusiastically about Dartington on ‘In Tune’


22 July 2008
Gavin Henderson interviewed on ‘In Tune’


18 July 2007
Interview with Gavin Henderson, who gave an overview of Dartington International Summer School 2007; Helen Reid was also interviewed about the music and colour project, and played selected work on the piano


19 July 2006
20 Minute slot. Interview with Gavin Henderson, Alissa Firsova and Veronika Shoot, with performances


20 July 2005
Feature on "In Tune". Dartingdon feature with Gavin Henderson, Peter Dickinson, Henry Moss and Charles Wiffen


15 July 2004
Sean Rafferty interviewed Gavin Henderson and William Howard, who also played the piano, in live broadcast


22 July 2003
Gavin Henderson, Stephen Devine and Andrew Radley in live broadcast with Sean Rafferty (approx half hour)


24 July 2002
Dartington feature with Gavin Henderson and Elena Riu, presented by Sean Rafferty


17 August 2001
Feature on 'In Tune'. Fibonnaci Sequence Live and interview with Gavin Henderson


12 August 2001
Feature on "Festival Music Matters" with Burning Bush


22 July 2001
Feature on 'Festival Music Matters' with London Brass


July 2000
Feature on 'In Tune'


12 August 1999
Feature on 'In Tune'


3 April 1998
The Dartington Experience - a 3 hour broadcast

BBC Radio 4

18 August 2004
Further feature arising from alphorns, and mentioning Dartington


11 August 2004
Gavin Henderson's interview replayed, with comments by John Timpson


10 August 2004
Gavin Henderson interviewed about Dartington, the alphorn, its history and bringing it to Britain – and also played


26 August 2002
Interview with Roger Argente mentioning Dartington


12 October 2000
Half-hour programme 'Summer School: The Dartington Experience' by Richard Evans


11 August 1999
Today Programme: Eclipse project

BBC Radio 5

January 2003
Interviews and feature by Peter Nunn


28 August 2000
Feature spread over two programmes by Peter Nunn


13 August 1999
Half-hour feature by Peter Nunn

BBC Asian Network

25 August 2006
Interview with Gavin Henderson


26 August 2006
Interview with Debasish Bhattacharya 

Classic FM Podcast

3 August 2010
Interview by Bob Jones with Gavin Henderson


4 July 2008
Interview with Stephen Montague, who mentioned Dartington Summer School


12 June 2008
Ten minute interview with Gavin Henderson at a launch reception at Bonhams, London on 10th June

BBC Radio Devon

24 July 2010
Jo Loosemore included piece about Dartington International Summer School


14 August 2008
Feature on 'Apparitions'


7 August 2008
Gavin Henderson interviewed by Jo Loosemore


August 2006
Veronika Shoot, a pianist in Encounters with Shostakovich, interviewed by Jo Loosemore on The Review


20 July 2006
Rebecca Rickard, administrator for DISS, interviewed by Jo Loosemore on The Review

South Hams Radio

16 June 2006
Interview with Jill Bird on Dartington Summer Youth Programme

International

BBC World Service

12 August 1999
Feature

La Nacion, Argentina

10 August 2001
Feature by Graciella Iglesias + photo

Regional

Devon Today

August 2006
Large interview with Vladislav and Veronika Shoot


July 2006
Feature on Dartington Summer Youth Programme

Devon Life

August 2006
Listing of Firsova/Shoot performance

The Big Issue

14 August 2006
Feature on Woodland Installation composition course by Alwynne Pritchard at DISS


July 2005
Feature with image

Western Morning News

23 July 2008
Large feature by Paul Greaves


24 July 2006
Large feature by John Kirk

Totnes Times

22 July 2009
Preview of the Summer School by Richard Davis


16 July 2008
Highlights of the Summer School, feature by Richard Davies


25 June 2008
Feature about Bonhams Reception by Richard Davies


21 June 2006
Preview feature on Dartington Summer Youth Programme


11 August 2004
Report on Dartington festival with picture of Gavin Henderson

Herald Express

20 July 2009
Preview of the Summer School by Steve Peacock


3 July 2008
Highlights of the Summer School, feature by Steve Peacock


16 June 2006
Feature on Dartington Summer Youth Programme by Jon Paul Hedge


31 July 2004
Three pictures and reportage on summer school, plus info on booking

Plymouth evening Herald

16 June 2006
Preview article on Dartington Summer Youth Programme by Martin Freeman

Argus

24 November 2004
Letters Page ‘Congratulations on City Of Brighton Excellence Award’. Photograph and letter, Steve Fuller


20 November 2004
Talking Heads- quote from Gavin Henderson on his CBE


17 November 2004
Article on Gavin Henderson’s CBE Honour, with photograph of Gavin Henderson with the Queen


3-4 January 2004
Front cover and three page feature in ‘Weekend’ supplement with pictures on Gavin Henderson


12 November 2003
Small feature on Gavin Henderson being appointed president of EFA, with image

Mid-Devon Advertiser/Post

7 July 2006
Preview feature on Dartington Summer Youth Programme 

Exmouth Journal and Exmouth Herald

22 June 2006
Preview feature on Dartington Summer Youth Programme 

Musical Identical Twins Coverage

BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour

15 August 2007
10 minute feature by Judi Herman on Musical Identical Twins with Becka Rickard, the Ashby twins and their mother

Music Teacher

Spring 2009
Feature on 2008 Summer School by Claire Stevens


August 2007
Full front cover image of The Musical Identical Twins and two page feature on them by Rhian Morgan, with image.


September 2004
‘Chief of Staff’, feature on Gavin Henderson’s twenty years at Dartington with photograph


September 2003
Letters page, ‘a question of excellence’, a letter from Gavin Henderson

Guardian Unlimited

September 2008
Major podcast feature by Peter Kingston on 'Apparitions'


August 2007
Podcast feature by Peter Kingston, on Musical Identical Twins, featuring Orlando Gough and twins

Ai

1 June 2007 
Simon Tait’s Diary: Small feature on Musical identical Twins, with image

Islington Tribune

18 May 2007
Large image of the Musical Identical Twins, with accompanying editorial

Lewisham & Greenwich News Shopper

13 June 2007
Feature on Harriet and Alice Murray as twins involved in the Musical Identical Twins project at Dartington International Summer School, with image
(Plus, a more in-depth article online)

Kilburn Times

June 2007
Small feature on the Ashby twins, with large image

Watford Observer

20 July 2007
Full page feature by Melanie Dakin, on twins Nicola and Lauren Coker Gorden, with two large images

North Devon Journal

20 June 2007
Small feature (online) on the Musical Identical Twins

Bucks Free Press

24 July 2007 
Four page feature (online) by Melanie Dakin and Nicola Orchard, on the Rushworth and Coker Gordon Musical Identical Twins


20 July 2007 
Large piece and image by Nicola Orchard, on the Rushworth Musical Identical Twins

Herald Express

26 May 2007
Feature on the Musical Identical Twins project


19 June 2007
Feature on the Dartington International Summer School’s search for identical twins


16 August 2007
Small feature on twins Angharad and Caitlin Pether, with a large image.


23 August 2007
Small feature on twins Caitlin and Angharad Pether, with large image of six sets of twins

Totnes Times

22 August 2007
Feature on twins Caitlin and Angharad Pether, with large image

Western Morning News

22 June 2007
Two page feature by John Kirk, on the search for identical twins for Dartington International Summer School

South West Region

The Big Issue South West

30 July - 5 August
Feature with image on Joseph Emidy, by Sarah Jane Downing

Western Morning News

27 July 2009
Full page spread, with large feature by Caroline Doherty and article about Tashi Lhunpo Monks by Sarah Pitt


23 July 2008
Feature on the Summer School by Paul Greaves


2 April 2007
Feature on the Dartington Summer School’s 60th anniversary and its history


27 July 2007
Large feature with headline and image by Sarah Pitt, on Joseph Emidy

Cornish Guardian

27 July 2007
Two page feature on Joseph Emidy

The Plymouth Herald

15 June 2007
Feature on Dartington’s 60th year and what’s on offer at the Summer School

What’s on Southwest

28 July 2008
Feature about Herbie Flowers and other aspects of the programme at Dartington Summer School

BBC Radio Devon

1 August 2009
Jo Loosemore ran piece about Tango and Songs from the Shows courses


30 July 2009
Jo Loosemore featured Gavin Henderson on his 25 years as Artistic Director


7 August 2008
Jo Loosemore interviewed Gavin Henderson and will feature ‘Apparitions’


2007
Five features on different aspects of Dartington International Summer School, by Jo Loosemore. Run during Summer School

BBC Radio Cornwall

2007
Interview with Gavin Henderson on Joseph Emidy

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