Four Winds Board
2012—2016 Artistic Director
Sir William Deane - Patron-in-Chief
genevieve lacey & james crabb
2012 festival grand finale: 'trajectories'
images: robert tacheci
Daryl and Kaye Jackson
Paul Kildea is an Australian who has achieved an international reputation - as a conductor, artistic programr at Britain’s Wigmore Hall and as a world authority on Benjamin Britten (his eagerly awaited biography of the composer was published in early 2013).
Now he brings his eclectic sensibility back to Bermagui, a place he has been connected to since childhood. His vision for the festival is to knit it into the very fibre of the community so that it is an integral part of its identity (much as Britten integrated the festival he founded at Aldeburgh into that fishing community’s profile, making it a mecca for the very best music making.)
If a baton could be a magic wand (and perhaps in Kildea’s hands, it is) his wish list would be: to build on Four Winds existing capital to become a socially transformative organisation; broadening engagement at all levels in terms of participation; developing Nature’s Concert Hall into a hub for Australian music makers and artists from other disciplines, cross pollinating and fertilising each other’s minds; making music more relevant to all sections of the community; creating new works through a residency program and growing the festival so that it can be a continuous presence in the Bermagui calendar throughout the year, redefining how we experience music.