We are shocked and appalled by Alex Woolf’s unacceptable behaviour, and our sympathies are with the victims of his crimes and all those who have been affected by this news.

Following Alex Woolf’s convictions we prioritised taking time to reach out and speak to members of the Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Britten Pears Young Artist Programme communities. We have listened and talked, and taken this moment to review again the culture surrounding the programmes. We have robust safeguarding policies in place, and will continue to monitor and review our young artist-led policies relating to their time with us, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our young artists.