Australian-based Hayllar Music Tours is dedicated to providing the very best music and cultural tours.
One of the special aspects of our tours is that Elizabeth Hayllar’s experience, personal contacts and inside knowledge of the classical music industry allows unique additions to the programme of concerts including private recitals with artists, talks with those artists and with other experts in the industry – special events that are usually off limits to those outside the industry.
The tours include introductory talks about the music to be heard on the tour to enrich your listening pleasure.
The maximum number of people on a tour is 22. This was decided in the belief that a smaller group contributes to making the whole experience more relaxed, more personal and more enjoyable.
From the start to the finish of your Hayllar Music Tour you will have one dedicated consultant, eliminating potential confusion and cross communication and consequently adding to your positive experience of the tour.
Hotels used on Hayllar Music Tours have each been personally visited and assessed by a Hayllar Music Tours staff member. They have been carefully selected not just for their comfort but for their charm and atmosphere. The convenience and, with many, the natural beauty of their location, are key factors.
A crucial element in the appreciation and enjoyment of any tour is the food and, in addition to ensuring that you have a delicious breakfast at your hotel every morning, Hayllar Music Tours takes you to personally selected restaurants which feature excellent quality local cuisine and local beverages which contribute to your knowledge and appreciation of each particular geographical area.
While the focus of the tour is the evening music performances, the days are carefully planned to incorporate a variety of interest in the visits we make.
Elizabeth Hayllar has enjoyed an international career working and touring with the world’s greatest orchestras and artists, collaborating with renowned opera houses and festivals. Drawing on her vast experience she crafts expertly planned tours which provide guests with unique and unforgettable experiences of classical music as well as rich encounters with history, art, architecture and culture. Elizabeth is also a presenter on Fine Music 102.5.
During her time as a core member of the Touring Department at London-based international classical music agency Intermusica Artists’ Management, Elizabeth managed high-profile orchestral and choral tours around the world. This work relied upon close collaborative working relationships with the world’s most respected and renowned orchestras, choirs, festivals and classical music venues including, in the UK - the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Edinburgh International Festival, London’s Barbican and Southbank Centre; in Asia - Hong Kong Arts Festival, Beijing Music Festival, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Singapore Esplanade; and in continental Europe – the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Berlin Festival, Gergiev Rotterdam Festival, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Théatre des Champs-Élysées, Budapest Palace of Arts and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
Elizabeth has also maintained a long relationship with Musica Viva Australia, the world’s largest chamber music promoter, serving for many years as Operations Manager. Liaising with major concert halls throughout Australia, managing all arrangements and logistics of touring international and local artists, she ensured every aspect of each tour ran perfectly.
Elizabeth’s in-depth knowledge of Europe, the European classical music industry and her expertise in operations combine to produce tours filled with the finest music performances, unique access to the classical music world and the most efficient, stress free organisation available.