I am artistic director of the Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra (MWCO), a new professional chamber orchestra formed to bring outstanding live classical music to audiences in Mid Wales and beyond. We are currently planning our first season of concerts for Spring/Summer 2010 at a number of venues across Powys. In addition to the core orchestral series, there will also be a number of chamber music concerts. We also aim to work creatively with schools in the area. Through concerts, talks and creative projects we aim to showcase musical and artistic excellence, and increase access to high quality live classical music in this wonderful rural region, while drawing on the wealth of talent in Mid Wales.