"The International Music Exchange ... have done a supernatural job in this memorable year to make this wonderful, music-filled journey possible for us. Where everyone retreated and concerts were cancelled, Tamsin stayed by our side and believed in the project with us! Thanks to the responsible preparation, the excellent cooperation with the organizers and the enchanting and enthusiastic audience, we all succeeded in forgetting the dark time of the last months for a short time and together we created evenings full of comfort, beauty and happiness. The feeling of experiencing something together that we have missed for so long... it was there again and we will keep it forever unforgettable in our hearts"
"This year we took part in the Provençal Festival of Youth Orchestras, and we hope it won't be the last. Thanks to the enthusiastic audiences and outstanding locations, we truly enjoyed all of the concerts and had a wonderful trip we will remember for a long time. The organisation of the Festival was just perfect - a big thank you for a great experience"
"Just back from our last concert in France. It was ridiculous. All I can say is people were crying, hats were flying in the air, and there was enough clapping to last a lifetime. Thank you France"
Youth Orchestra of Bucks County
"An amazing, dreamy experience! Performing in two historic cathedrals with a local organist, staying in the comfort of a villa with beautiful sunshine, and visiting Roman ruins, feeling the footprints of Cézanne and Picasso all of which made for a blissful experience unlike any other in Asia. The staff was also very friendly and it was an unforgettable memory"
Joe Yamaji Music Director, Taoyuan City Jungli Youth Orchestra and Vice-Chairman, World Federation of Amateur Orchestras
"The trip was a huge success, with excellent venues and well attended concerts. The hotel, transfers and local rep were all excellent. We would highly recommend!"
National Youth Choir of Northern Ireland
"The National Schools Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) was delighted to give a concert in Wells Cathedral as part of WOWFest 2018 and to participate in a workshop led by Charles Hazlewood. Our members enjoyed meeting young musicians from other countries, the whole experience was hugely rewarding and the organisation behind the events exemplary"
National Schools Symphony Orchestra
"Our trip to WOWFest was one of the most beautiful experiences we have had. The tour was not only excellently organised, but every request and wish was fulfilled in advance. We were excellently accommodated and our guide - himself a musician - was very attentive and very competent! What characterises the festival in Wells is that not only do we have wonderful musical encounters with other ensembles, and the magical locations give you the feeling of being in a fairytale, but the organisers also make it possible to visit events with local colour, unique moods and an unforgettable atmosphere"
"I want to thank you all for organising - it was a really great tour! Great concerts and audience, warm people, beautiful venues, friendly and excellent service. A very special concert was the last concert in the 60th Festival of Menton: venue full of audience, standing ovations, beautiful seaside setting, the moon shining.. wonderful and full of success!"
Tallinn Youth Symphony Orchestra
"Perfect organisation, beautiful concert venues with enthusiastic audience"
Mannheim Youth Orchestra