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Artistic Directors

© 2017 Lincoln International Chamber Music Festival

Ashley Wass & Matthew Trusler

Widely known for his innovative programming, Ashley has been Artistic Director of LICMF for 10 years.  Under his stewardship the Festival has grown in stature to become an event of international significance, with world-class artists from around the world visiting Lincolnshire each year, with regular coverage from BBC Radio 3.


Following the conclusion of the 2016 Festival, Matthew Trusler - one of LICMF's most heavily featured performers - was appointed as Ashley's co-director.  Founder of the record label Orchid Classics and the Lenny Trusler Children’s Foundation, which raises money for desperately ill babies, Matthew was also instrumental in forming the Malmo International String Festival.


Matthew and Ashley have forged multi-faceted careers as musicians, festival directors and entrepeneurs, encompassing many aspects of the creative arts.  They are also co-founders of Mash Productions, a production company that exists to bring ambitious and innovative projects to life.


  • Bill Fowler – Chairman

  • Aynsley Brown – Company Secretary

  • Jane O’Farrell – Lunchtime Concert Organiser and Music Hub liaison

  • Aynsley Brown – Treasurer

  • Esther Ward-Caddle – Publicity and Music Hub liaison

  • Simon Ham - Local & lunchtime concert publicity

Patron and Friends Secretary

Sir Mark Elder, CBE


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LICMF is a company limited by guarantee and a Registered Charity registered in England and Wales .

Registration number 05724329.

Registered charity number 1116781.

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Publicity and Media

Damaris Brown - Orchid Media