2017 is a significant year for the York Early Music Festival, as the internationally acclaimed 10-day summer festival celebrates its 40th anniversary and announces a new three-year partnership with specialist insurer, Hiscox.
The York Early Music Festival is a firm favourite on the UK music and arts calendar, and has garnered international acclaim as one of the jewels in the crown of the region’s many festivals. Attracting visitors and musicians from across the world to its unique mix of concerts, illustrated lectures, workshops and educational activities, the Festival also celebrates the myriad of historic buildings, which make up the City of York.
Delma Tomlin MBE, Director of the National Centre for Early Music – the administrative home of the York Early Music Festival – said, "We are delighted that in such a significant year in our history, Hiscox has taken the opportunity to work alongside us. 2017 marks both our 40th anniversary and the 17th International Young Artists Competition to be held in the City, attracting emerging professional ensembles from across the world. An ideal year to celebrate with such an internationally established partner."
Phil Thorn, Head of Direct Home Insurance, Hiscox UK, commented: "As a major employer in York, we are committed to supporting the community in which we operate and playing an active role. We have a long-held passion for the arts, as do many of our customers, and so are delighted to be involved in the York Early Music Festival in what will be a momentous year."