Our 3 founders with Jena Pang - Strings Adjudicator 2019
Horsham Performers Platform (HPP) provides opportunities for amateur musicians and singers of all ages to perform in a friendly environment and to receive feedback and advice from distinguished professional musicians.
The emphasis of HPP is on education and performance rather than competition so there are no trophies but all performers receive a certificate for participating.
HPP was founded in 2009 by local musicians Kay Tucker (cellist), Rachel Ellis (violinist) and Rosemary Hensor (pianist).
A competitive music festival had been running from around 1929 until 1968.
Rosemary had taken part in some of the festivals as a child!
The cellist member of the trio, Kay, had been an adjudicator for the British International Federation of festivals since 1997 and was keen to see a Festival back in Horsham.
So with these 3 ladies bringing their experience and enthusiasm together, HPP was born.
In 2012, as a result of the success of the festival held in 2011, HPP was accepted as a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.
We look forward to welcoming you to this year's Festival.
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