Our Accompanists

An official accompanist is not provided by the Festival.

However, the following accompanists may be available if given at least 2 weeks’ notice. Please contact them direct. Please note that this is a private arrangement. Rehearsal and performance fees are in accordance with the guidelines given by the British and International Federation of Festivals and should be paid direct to the accompanist.

Sonia Dembinska
103a Holmesdale Road, Reigate, RH2 0BT
07515 474408
sonia.dembinska@googlemail.com

Gracie Tse
7 Norbury Road, Reigate, RH2 9BY
07309 434790
gracie_tse@hotmail.com

Andrew Fowles
16 Doods Road, Reigate RH2 0NL
07888 725825
Afowles1@gmail.com

MINI GRANTS FOR ACCOMPANIST FEES FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS!
Are you a young musician preparing to perform at this year’s Reigate & Redhill Festival, and need help with the cost of an accompanist? Robert Bouffler Music Trust can help with the cost! The Trust will consider requests for mini-grants to help young musicians to pay for accompaniment costs. We expect most of our grants to be around £20 – £35.

If you live or go to school in East Surrey/Tandridge, and would like to apply for a mini-grant up to £35 then send an email to the Trust’s Hon. Secretary at barbara@rbmt.org.uk, giving brief details of your address, school attended, the category you are entering, and the name and email address of your accompanist (as the Trust will pay them directly).

The Robert Bouffler Music Trust deed says that when considering requests for support, preference should be ‘given to families of limited means’, so we hope that applicants will respect this and only apply where there is a genuine need for support.