She will deliver her first Summer School and Festival at Dartington in 2020

Sara Mohr Pietsch

Sara Mohr-Pietsch will curate her first festival in 2020

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced that Sara Mohr-Pietsch will be the next artistic director of the Dartington International Summer School and Festival.

The broadcaster, curator and writer, best known for her work on BBC Radio 3, will take over from pianist Joanna MacGregor OBE, who will curate her fifth and final festival in 2019.

In a statement Mohr-Pietsch said,  ‘I am thrilled to be appointed to this role, and honoured to have the opportunity to build on Dartington’s illustrious legacy and Joanna MacGregor’s inspiring work over the last five years.’

‘The warmth and creativity I encountered during my own time at Dartington as a summer school participant and volunteer had a powerful effect on me, and I am excited about creating transformative musical experiences for everyone, as well as deepening connections with the local community.’

Alongside her broadcasting work, Mohr-Pietsch hosts events and talks for organisations including Southbank Centre, Barbican, Snape Maltings and the National Theatre. She has led education workshops for the Berlin Philharmonic and Edinburgh International Festival and created podcasts for festivals including Spitalfields Music.

Her new book of conversations about choral music with Harry Christophers will be published by Faber & Faber in 2019, and she has written for The Guardian, BBC Music Magazine and Huffington Post.

Details of Mohr-Pietsch’s plans for her first summer school as director will be announced in the spring of 2019.