Bringing high quality classical music to Buckingham for over 30 years.
The Buckingham Summer Festival was founded in 1989 by the late Professor Alan Brook MBE and Artistic Director Robert Secret ARAM.
Robert studied the violin with Clarence Myerscough at the Royal Academy of Music before switching to the viola studying with Winifred Copperwheat.
Further studies with Max Rostal, Cecil Aronowitz and Manoug Parikian followed. As a member of the Maurizi String Quartet Robert took part in classes with the Amadeus Quartet and Lorand Fenyves. Whilst a student at the Academy Robert studied on the conducting course and won all the major conducting prizes and the Principal’s Prize.
Over the years Buckingham Summer Festival has brought high quality musical performers to the town and become an eagerly anticipated part of the town's summer activities and an important cultural event within the Aylesbury Vale area.
BECOME A FRIEND OF THE BUCKINGHAM SUMMER FESTIVAL
Become a Friend of the Festival and help promote live, beautiful music on your doorstep.
The Buckingham Summer Festival has been running for 35 years and is a registered charity run by a small but enthusiastic team of trustees and volunteers.
The Festival relies heavily on generous Friends and Sponsors to keep going year by year, bringing the best in musical entertainment to the town.
The cost of becoming a Friend is a mere £35 for a single or £60 for a joint annual membership.
Please help us to maintain the Festival where it deserves to be – at the heart of Buckingham.
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Patrons & Trustees
The Rt Hon John Bercow
The Rt Hon Lord Luce KG GCVD
Howard and Jane Mordue
Peter and Léonie Thorogood
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL 2023
Ray & Heather Allcock
Chris & Philippa Atkinson
Peter & Cherry Baker
Claire Butler & John O’Dwyer
Robert & Carolyn Cumming
Richard & Kim Dunkley
John and Christine Hockley
Mike & Christine Kirby
Brian Pankhurst & Brenda Stroud
David & Louise Pendrill
Bill & Kathy Robins
Nick Robinson & Marion Van Hoecke
David & Mary Saunders
Lord & Lady Scott
Anthony & Patricia Shillington
Geoffrey Allan Taylor & Valerie Kirby-Ashmore
Paul & Deborah Trayhurn
Bill & Sandra Truscott
And others who wish to remain anonymous.
Our Festival Sponsors
Patricia & Simon Bennett
Edward & Pauline Cox
Miles & Margaret Hedges
Martin & Di Ricketts