About UsMeet our Artistic and Musical Directors, or scroll down to read about our Trustees and other members of the team.
Artistic Team Leader
Vice-President and Pianist in residence
Viv became the Vice-President of Glossop Music Festival in 2018, having been instrumental in the founding of the Festival.
Our Trustees and Team
Rachel Whibley, Trustee
Rachel is a professional bassoonist who has worked with many of the top UK orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, Halle, RLPO, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. After four very happy years living in Ireland, working with the RTE orchestras in Dublin and the Ulster orchestra in Belfast, she and her family moved to Glossop in 1999. In 2002 she established, with a colleague, the very beginnings of a music centre for Glossop children, which has blossomed into a multi-faceted organisation encompassing many groups, and catering for all levels of ability. Rachel is the Managing Director of Carrott Productions.
Simon Hurrell, Trustee
Simon lives in Glossop and has retired after many years as a chief officer in local government. He has had a keen interest in singing since he was a child, and remains active.
Helen Bowdur, Trustee
As an experienced Fundraising Consultant, Helen has extensive knowledge of the cultural sector. Prior to building her career in the arts sector, Helen spent 20 years working in news and current affairs for the BBC & ITV networks, where she was a producer.
Professor Sam Griffiths-Jones, Trustee
Sam is a Professor at Manchester University.
Carl Raven, Trustee
Carl is a freelance saxophonist, improvisor and educator. He performs regularly with Halle, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, RLPO, RPO, Manchester Camerata, Opera North, Northern Sinfonia. He is also a member of House of Bedlam, a UK based contemporary music ensemble and is a member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet.
Andrew Zuntz, Trustee
Rev Fred Whitehead, Honorary Life Member
Jeff Snowdon, Honorary Life Member
Jeff is a horn player, conductor, and music teacher.
Judith Fuidge, Honorary Life Member
Siobhan Parker, Marketing Coordinator
Siobhan lives in Glossop and has a diploma in Social Media Marketing. She brings over 20 years experience in Arts Marketing and Ticketing to the Festival.