The vast skies and moody seas of the Suffolk Coast have inspired generations of artists, including our founders Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. Recognising the genius of this extraordinary place, they established a world-class concert hall at Snape, sowing the seeds of a creative music centre unlike any other. Today it’s where successive generations of musicians and audiences can come together to discover, create and explore: an international performance centre with education and artist training at its heart.

We are proud that the quality of Aldeburgh’s work has been recognised by Arts Council England who have designated us as a National Centre of Excellence. However, a third of the revenue that finances the vast range of our activities has to come from private sources – individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations – who together make possible the continuation of our work.

Barbara Hepworth's sculpture 'The Family of Man' at Snape. Photo: Peter Silk

'The pleasure of working with Aldeburgh Music is a world class organisation that brings the finest performance and allows the sponsor to support great work and share the experience with their guests.
There is an integrity of brand association, yet it is low key and understated. The music is of the highest quality and platformed in classic no fuss surroundings. It is the perfect place to enjoy spending your money to benefit an arts organisation for yourself and for others - be part of the investment in our musical future and of Britain's greatest musical centre of excellence.'
Trevor Pickett, MD, Pickett.

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'The Leverhulme Trust is proud of its association with Aldeburgh Music. Aldeburgh’s aims fit well with those of the Trust, which are to support excellence and potential throughout the academic community, including the fine and performing arts. We wish Aldeburgh Music and its extremely talented young artists every success for the future.'
Dr Anne Dean (former Assistant Director, The Leverhulme Trust)



'We are delighted with the long-term relationship which we have developed with Aldeburgh Music. The sponsorship of chosen concerts at this world-renowned arts centre has allowed Prettys to combine business and culture, creating the ultimate platform through which to strengthen our brand and further relationships with current and prospective clients.'
Paul Dickie, CEO, Prettys