Michael Bochmann: Artistic director

Michael Bochmann: Artistic director

Michael is the inspiration behind the festival and its project director. A violinist and educationalist,he has performed worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. He has broadcast many times for BBC Radio and TV as a soloist and as leader of the Bochmann Quartet, and partnered Yehudi Menuhin and Nigel Kennedy in Bach’s double concerto. He is a professor of violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Director of the English String Orchestra.

Richard Mallett: Tower of London Event Producer

Richard Mallett: Tower of London Event Producer

With over 40 years ‘practice’ as a professional arts administrator and producer, Richard has managed many projects in the UK and overseas. His company – Richard Mallett Arts Management – works across diverse artforms including music, dance, music theatre and opera. He specialises in bringing together leading arts providers and practitioners to work with school and community groups in venues from school halls to the Royal Albert Hall. He is delighted to be part of the Tower of London Water City Music Arts Festival.

www.richardmallettartsman.co.uk

Esther Cavett: Associate Artistic Director

Esther Cavett: Associate Artistic Director

Esther is a Water City Music accompanist and administrator and Senior Research Fellow in Music at King’s College, London. Esther trained and first made her living as a musician and then worked for over two decades in the City, becoming a partner in her law firm. She has now returned to music full time. Her book on the composer Howard Skempton was published in February 2019 by Boydell & Brewer and she was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Trinity Laban for her services to music.