Festival Staff

Sonia Stevenson - Artistic Director

​Sonia grew up in St Andrews and was deeply involved in much of the local music making. She left St Andrews to take up a place at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, from where she went on to study music at King’s College London, gaining a BMus and MMus. Sonia has undertaken a number of roles within the music business and currently splits her time as Festival Director of St Andrews Voices, Chair of the British Arts Festivals Associations and Project Consultant at Macbeth Media Relations. In the past she has worked as Artistic Director of Lichfield Festival,  Promotion Manager at Faber Music, PA to the conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, Artist Manager at Connaught Artists and Concerts Department Assistant at the Philharmonia Orchestra. She is a keen singer and oboist.

On Maternity Leave

Amanda MacLeod - Festival Director (Maternity Cover)

Amanda read Music at The University of Edinburgh's Reid School of Music specialising in Vocal Performance and Music in the Community. Since graduating, Amanda immediately embarked on a freelance career in the arts. With a keen interest in music education and festival management, her portfolio currently includes Education and Outreach Manager with The Sixteen and Festival Manager of the Aberdeen International Festival of Youth Arts (previously the Aberdeen International Youth Festival). 


Rufus Sullivan - Festival Manager (Maternity Cover)

Rufus graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2017 with a marine biology degree, before beginning as Graduate Trainee for the University’s Music Centre and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Since then, Rufus has worked in freelance project management and production for the likes of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Music Co-operative Scotland, Dunbar Voices and The Cumnock Tryst. Currently, Rufus is working as Production Assistant for Lammermuir Festival, Manager of the Kellie Consort, Arts Activist for the East Neuk Festival, Team Leader for the Abu Dhabi Science Festival and is the director of his own environmental education charity, Green18.


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