OneStage celebrate 20 years of music tours in February 2020.
Philippa Trentham played violin with County of Avon School’s Youth Orchestra and toured the US – New York & New Mexico – with them. Pippy led the Bath Youth Orchestra, whose toured regularly with twin towns Aix-en-Provence and Brunswick.
Sonia Yardley first participated in Ealing Borough Youth Band’s tour to Italy – Florence & Venice – and then went on to join Ealing Youth Orchestra on clarinet & bass clarinet, who toured regularly to Brittany.
Pippy and Sonia met in 1998 whilst working for a tour operator in southwest London. Pippy was playing with West London Sinfonia at the time, and Sonia with Kew Wind Orchestra. Working in a sporting atmosphere quickly demonstrated that the musical world required a different approach to touring. In February 2000 OneStage Specialist Concert Tours was founded.
From a mere five tours in our first year, OneStage has grown steadily in reputation to manage around 100 tours each year. We are extremely proud of our strong, supportive relationships with many clients, especially those who have travelled with OneStage since we first started.
On our journey so far we have encountered many changes and challenges, to name but a few; the adoption of the Euro, petrol strikes, volcanic ash, swine flu, cuts in music funding, the disconnection of the fax machine and of course Brexit!! As a result, you are in more experienced hands than ever when you book a tour with OneStage.