One of Australia’s most versatile artists and music ambassadors  has been appointed Artistic Director of South Australia’s acclaimed Coriole Chamber Music Festival.

Set to direct for for three years commencing in 2019, Mark Lloyd of Coriole Vinyards is pleased to announce Anna Goldsworthy in the coveted role.

“We are really looking forward to working with Anna as we have followed her career as a chamber musician, festival director and author over many years,” he says.

Anna Goldsworthy is looking forward to being at the helm of a festival she has loved and attended.

“It’s a great thrill and honour to be directing the Coriole Chamber Music Festival. I’ve been a fan of this festival for many years for its commitment to excellence, its innovative programming, and its charming boutique atmosphere. Coriole Wines is a significant cultural force in South Australian life, and it’s a privilege to work alongside such a team and such a board,” she says.

The Coriole Music Festival is regarded as among the top three chamber music festivals in Australia  (Graham Strahle, The Australian) and celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year. In 2019 the Festival will be held on 4 and 5 May.

Regarded as a special and unique event, the three concerts at the Festival feature a large range of performers, from around Australia and overseas, working on a repertoire that often includes rarely heard works. The thematic linking of the concerts gives the festival depth and richness.

Conceived by the Lloyd and Burrell families as a celebration of fine music in the McLaren Vale wine region, The Coriole Music Festival is today administrated and produced by the McLaren Vale Music Festival Association, a newly formed not-for-profit organisation chaired by Mark de Raad with Mark Lloyd, Libby Raupach, Robert Pontifex and Veronica Aldridge as board members.

First held in 1999, it is now an annual event on the first weekend of May.

For tickets and further information, visit the website.