About Us

Welcome to the Broadstone Music Series

Welcome to the Broadstone Music Series. We exist under the title of “Poole Society for Young Musicians”,  registered charity no 1171893. Most of our music activities are educational and we present action packed years, even throughout the pandemic when we worked hard on creating safe settings for all young musicians and our audiences. We present to our audiences an annual series of professional musical events throughout the year, dedicated to the highest standards of excellence though professional recitals and also providing performing opportunities for young aspiring musicians alongside renowned professionals. It is our goal to integrate professional musicians including those invited from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, to work with young talented musicians through workshops, masterclasses and joint performances. This idea evolved as many local talented young musicians historically further their studies at Music College or University and so it is advantageous to give them a performance platform at home. The community also benefit from hearing them.  



We consider it important to include as many highest quality annual Master Classes and workshops as possible, given by specialist musicians to help inspire the young musicians who are still at school, giving them a unique experience that will help them to improve their musical skills. Just before the pandemic some of our senior young musicians benefited from an invite to study and perform alongside some young musicians in Venice over 3 days and we were also invited to perform in St Giles’ cathedral at the Fringe Edinburgh festival during the same summer! Poole Society for Young Musicians has just held it’s 9th popular annual summer school, this year for 125 young musicians in chamber groups, ending with a senior orchestral day. We work closely alongside our hub partners SoundStorm and we are continually grateful for this continual support.

We are delighted to announce that we have a new formal partnership with the Royal Academy of Music London and we welcome the Asset award winning chamber groups to work alongside our students and we very much look forward to building this partnership.


  • Artistic Director:
    Alison Kay
    Music Assistant:
    Simon Gilliver
  • Chairman:
    Martin Casey
  • Secretary:
    Jackie Richmond
  • Treasurer:
    Nicky Nicholas
  • Caterer:
    Debra Adam
    Natalie Covell
  • Public Relations:
    Helen Tate
  • Artistic Adviser:
    Jenni Curiel
  • Concerts, recitals and workshop administrator, co-ordinator, event promoter & sponsorship director.
    Alison Kay
  • Orchestra Manager
    Barbara Castle
  • Fund Raising
    Michael Armstrong.
    Peter Banks & Jackie Richmond