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The Committee2018-03-12T00:16:52+00:00
Tim PhillipsArtistic Director
Tim has a musical background, his father being a cellist and Cello Professor at the RCM between 1951 and 1976 and his mother a pianist and composer studying with Arthur Benjamin and Gordon Jacob also at the RCM. He did not follow this same professional path, being an architect, but goes to concerts of many types, both locally and elsewhere.

Moving to Stockland parish in 2006, and amongst his other interests in art, photography and seaside piers, he is delighted to be re-establishing with his musical roots assisting first with the Honiton Festival and now the new East Devon Music Festival.

David ReeksChair and Treasurer
David worked at University College London for 30 years, in various administrative and management roles. He has lived in the parish of Upottery for 23 years.

He attended concerts of The Honiton Festival for more than 10 years before joining the committee, first as Friends Secretary and then as Treasurer and Chairman. He is a frequent visitor to London, where he attends concerts and operas at Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, The South Bank Centre, The Barbican Hall, Opera Holland Park, The Royal Opera and English National Opera. Closer to home he is a friend of Dorset Opera.

Trevor BolshawSecretary
Trevor worked in Town and Country Planning for 40 years being Principal Planning Officer with Devon County Council and then latterly with East Devon District Council.

He has also pursued a parallel career as a concert Theatre Organist performing in this country and in the United States and Holland. He has performed as an accompanist, and has taught music along with recording and BBC broadcasting work. He has been Company Secretary to the Festival since 2010.

Ian JeevesFriends' Secretary
Following the gaining of a Ph.D. at Imperial College, London, Ian taught chemistry at Trinity School of John Whitgift, Croydon for 26 years. After retirement, he moved to Honiton and has lived there for 14 years.

His musical interests are quite diverse and he will regularly attend concerts where folk, popular and classical are played. He is a firm supporter of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and English Touring Opera.