Festival Fresco is a chamber music festival founded in June 2019 for Didsbury and the Manchester area. Its main aims are to offer a programme of enjoyable, high-quality concerts to local audiences, and to provide performance opportunities for Manchester-based professional musicians at the start of their careers. The inaugural festival took place at the Baptist Church in Altrincham between the 6th-8th of June 2019.
Alongside this, we want to create a local musical hub, even if only for a weekend, to allow disparate elements of the local community to encounter each other in a meaningful musical context. We strongly believe that music is a common language, which can bring communities together in pursuit of a shared passion.
Festival Fresco is founded by composer Natasha Sofla and violinist Vanessa White who are both young professional musicians at the start of their careers.
You can find out more about Festival Fresco by visiting their website here.