TIME was founded in 2014 with the distinct aim of bringing live performances to exciting, inspiring venues and offering young and amateur musicians the chance to travel, form relationships through music and experience foreign cultures in a direct and innovative way.
TIME organises concerts, tours, masterclasses, festival participation, cultural and social exchanges for all musicians and all budgets in some of the most beautiful venues that Europe has to offer. We can take care of your accommodation, coach transportation and sight-seeing requirements as well as all of your musical and technical requirements.
TIME works in collaboration with Accademia San Felice Ltd, drawing from its extensive experience and vast network built up through over twenty years of organising festivals, tours, masterclasses and major EU collaboration projects for young musicians from all over the world.
The International Music Exchange Ltd
36 Chamberlain St
Wells BA5 2PJ
Tel +44 1749 672522
Tamsin Smith - founder and director
Tamsin graduated in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford before moving to Italy in 2002, where she worked as assistant artistic director of the International Festival of Youth Orchestras and the World Sacred Music Week (Settimana di Musica Sacra dal Mondo). She has created and project managed several major European collaboration projects for youth orchestras funded by the EU and in 2005 founded the Provençal Festival of Youth Orchestras. Tamsin has also worked as a freelance concert coordinator for American choirs, orchestras and bands touring in France and the UK. She is a keen amateur musician and plays piano and accordion.
Ellie Mains - Production Assistant
Ellie studied English Literature at the University of Oxford, and after graduating in 2005 worked for the British Council as a native speaker English teacher in both France and Iceland. After returning to the UK, she trained as a primary teacher specialising in modern languages, and since leaving the field of education has begun working with tour groups from all over the world. A former chorister at Wells Cathedral, Ellie has lots of experience as a touring orchestral and folk musician, playing flute and violin (and singing!). In her spare time she can usually be found growing her own on her allotment.
Davide Woods - Provencal Festival coordinator
Davide is of Canadian/Dutch heritage and speaks fluent French, Italian and English. He plays piano and saxophone and works throughout the year as a musician and music therapist. Davide has extensive experience within a variety of clinical contexts, teaches music therapy in Florence and collaborates with various institutions in Italy and abroad. Davide is resident for the whole of the Provencal Festival, welcoming orchestras, ensuring the smooth running of concerts and overseeing contact with venues, partners and promoters.
Amy Watkins - Office Admin
Amy joined the team in 2018 to oversee accounts and office administration for TIME.
Andrea Cavallari - ASF London
Andrea Cavallari (American born, Italian rased), studied piano, composition, ethnomusicology and orchestra conducting. He is a music composer also very active as a visual artist. His compositions have been played in the most important cities in Europe and in major festivals such as the "Festival dei Due Mondi" in Spoleto, "Documenta" in Kassel, "Festival Ninety-seven" in Cincinnati, Ohio, "Jornadas de Musica del Siglo XX" in Segovia, and the Royal Festival Hall in London. Andrea Cavallari is "composer in residence" at the Frankfurt Kammeroper. His music has been recorded by Rivoalto (Italy) and Capstone (New York). He lives and works between Florence and London. His music is published by Verlag Neue Musik (Berlin).
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