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Oxford Chamber Music Festival

3rd - 7th October 2018

OCMF in its 18th year under founder and artistic director violinist Priya Mitchell continues to generate musical electricity like few other Festivals. For an intensive week, a group of Europe’s most vital collaborative musicians work day-and-night preparing themed concerts. Sparks fly as players combine to galvanise lost masterpieces and pinnacles of the repertoire in the spirit of improvisation. Themes like this year’s ELEMENTS have imported sounds, soul and energy from far beyond the classical mainstream – India, Syria, Argentina. 2018 we welcome Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Sally Beamish, Nicolas Altstaedt, Vilde Frang, Sam Lee and many more.

Website: http://ocmf.net/

2018 Cambridge Music Festival

14-16 November

Cambridge Music Festival is the boutique classical event that attracts some of the very best musicians in the world to the city every November. The full spectrum of classical music is explored, from glorious sacred Renaissance choral works to the soundtrack of sultry tango nights, and much more in between.

The Festival opens with Mozart’s moving Requiem performed by the Choir of Kings College and the Academy of Ancient Music, and closes with Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in a Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle. The percussion music of Steve Reich is explored by the ‘powerhouse’ Colin Currie Group and The Tallis Scholars transport us to the Sistine Chapel with music by Palestrina.

Pianist Julien Brocal performs Chopin’s Nocturnes; Chineke! returns in chamber ensemble form for Beethoven’s Septet; Steven Isserlis and Robert Levin pair up for Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas; and two of the finest string quartets of their generation – the Takács and Brodsky Quartets – present masterpieces from Mozart to George Crumb.

Join us over a drink to hear the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet or the Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet; or take a lunch break and hear a free concert with Aurora Percussion Duo or Juice Vocal Ensemble.

Tel: 01223 357851

English Haydn Festival

6th to 10th June 2018

International soloists will feature at the English Haydn Festival, including the celebrated trumpet player Crispian Steele Perkins, violin virtuoso Simon Standage, violoncellist Pavel Serbin, oboist Anthony Robson and flautistEva Caballero. In addition, The Eighteenth Century Concert Orchestra will feature music by the composer and Royal Astronomer William Herschel with narration by astrophysicist Professor Andy Newsam, fitting the Festival’s theme of :- “Haydn’s World: A Voyage of Discovery”, with performances of his symphonies, and music by Beethoven, Boccherini, and Albrechtsberger, including a trumpet concerto by Hummel, a C. P. E. Bach Flute concerto, and Weigle’s Cello concerto, with the orchestra performing on period instruments and conducted by the distinguished director Steven Devine. Lunchtime and evening Chamber concerts feature the Trio Isimsiz, the Salomon String Quartet, the English Haydn Ensemble and the Consone Quartet. Evening concerts include six Haydn symphonies and his choral masterpiece “The Creation”conducted by John Moore.

Tel: 07547 289704

Adam Chamber Music Festival

2019 International Chamber Music Festival

31 January to 9th February 2019 in Nelson, New Zealand

Featuring the Jerusalem Quartet, Dénes Varjon, the New Zealand String Quartet, Anthony Marwood, Sergey Malov and many more.

Wonderful collaborative chamber music. An excitingly different concert programme with International artists joining New Zealand's best to perform in beautiful venues renowned for their acoustics. Escape to a summer festival experience staged in the scenic resort town of Nelson - famous for it's wine, seafood and wild places.

Programme launch and ticket sales 1st October 2018

Cheltenham Music Festival

30 June-15 July 2018

The 74th Cheltenham Music Festival brings the very best of classical music to the widest possible audience. A star-studded line-up includes a Festival debut from Maxim Vengerov, András Schiff with the OAE, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Sarah Connolly, James Gilchrist, Mahan Esfahani, Steven Isserlis, Benjamin Grosvenor and The King’s Singers plus Sir Mark Elder and Louise Alder with The Hallé and Martyn Brabbins with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The Festival marks the anniversaries of Leonard Bernstein, Claude Debussy and Hubert Parry as well as the world premières of Joseph Phibbs’ chamber opera, Juliana, a retelling of Hansel & Gretel by Matthew Kaner and Simon Armitage; four Quartet premières by the Ligeti Quartet; and Festival commissions from Gavin Higgins, Eddie Parker, Kenneth Hesketh and Richard Blackford. Mahan Esfahani, Dame Sarah Connolly and friends open the Festival with a weekend dedicated to Bach in the converted medieval Tithe Barn at Syde Manor.

Tel: 01242 850270

Oxford Lieder Festival

The Oxford Lieder Festival, among the leading international festivals of classical song and winner of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award, attracts the world's greatest artists. This year's Festival traverses Europe in a musical feast that explores a rich tapestry of works from across the continent. The historic city of Oxford provides a stunning backdrop for a fortnight comprising upwards of 100 events including song recitals, chamber and choral concerts, lectures, masterclasses, workshops and more.

01865 591276 (Mon-Fri, 12-5pm)

Leeds Lieder Festival

The annual Leeds Lieder Festival celebrates art-song, poetry and community, bringing world-class artists to the city for an enthralling and varied recital programme alongside an ambitious education programme, and interactive events for children, poets and amateur singers.

Directed by Joseph Middleton, Leeds Lieder is the only Festival of its kind in the north of England, placing song at the centre of the cultural landscape, championing the Lieder art-form, and growing audiences.

Throughout the year Leeds Lieder also presents a concert season and produces education projects for primary and secondary schools, inspiring hundreds of children to discover and perform the genre.

Tel: 0113 234 6956

Cambridge Summer Recitals

• Joanna MacGregor who is giving a concert for this year’s Festival at 7.30pm on Saturday 14 July at West Road Concert Hall. Her programme includes Chopin Mazurkas as well as Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C minor and his ‘Appassionata' Sonata - plus some other works by Ginastera, Gubaldulina and Say. • The Brodsky Quartet - who are performing on Friday 13 July, 7.30pm. They are doing their innovative Wheel of 4Tunes programme - in which the pieces are chosen by the spin of a wheel! More info at : www.hazardchase.co.uk/productions/wheel-of-4-tunes

Tel: Cambridge Live Box Office Tel: 01223 357851

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

12th–25th August 2018
Entering its tenth year, the renowned North York Moors Chamber Music Festival focuses upon a celebration of British composers through a slightly different lens. The repertoire explores a more turbulent and less bucolic aspect of British music, woven throughout with the forgotten story surrounding Michael Tippett who lived and worked in the National Park during the mid1930s. The festival also celebrates local artists and photographers, historical buildings and breath taking beauty from surrounding landscapes and coastline. Capacity audiences and eleven concerts in all, this promises to be another unique experience for both musicians and concert goers.

Tel: 077598 56781/077598 56781

Portsmouth Festivities

15-24 June 2018

For 10 days, during the middle of June we capture imaginations, celebrate diversity and deliver over a 100 Citywide experiences. 2018 marks the nineteenth anniversary of Portsmouth Festivities and the theme for this year's festivities is FREEDOM. Portsmouth Festivities is privileged to work with creatively diverse venues and organisations throughout the city. Every year, the Festivities celebrates the best of Portsmouth and offer creative individuals and organisations the chance to showcase their work.

Tickets for the Festivities go on sale Friday 16 March 2018. For more information go to www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk

Tel: (023) 9268 1390

George Enescu International Competition

Celebrating 60 years of activity in 2018, the George Enescu International Competition aims to promote young instrumentalists in violin, cello and piano, as well as talented composers, looking to make a name for themselves on the international stage.

The opportunities for competition applicants are significant. With over 40 recitals and concerts and a total prize value of 115.000 euro spread over each of the categories, along with the opportunity to play with renowned conductors in the finalists’ concerts, the competition has a lot to offer young musicians.

For more details, enter the competition website: https://www.festivalenescu.ro/en/

THE MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Saturday 29th of September at 5.30 pm and Saturday 2nd of November at 8.30 pm

Through the workshop’s framework the selected composers will have the opportunity to share, discover and discuss some of the most important 20th and 21st century contemporary music innovations.

During this intensive workshop event we will investigate the main innovations used by twentieth century music makers and musicians; we will get ideas on how to explore and contextualise the 20th-century music scores; we will see at examples on how to deconstruct modern music systems to associate them into new combinations and get a different perspective of the aforesaid procedures.

With the talented and Professional British Composer Professor Philip Cashian – Royal Academy of Music you will see the concepts applied in real situations through examples taken from the scores and open discussions.

This workshop is highly interactive and composers will bring their favourite works and share solutions or systems they’ve found while studying or working on contemporary scores.

Concert Program Day 1
Day 1 Syllabus – Work in Progress of the selected new compositions Composition HUB: Professor Philip Cashian – Royal Academy (British Composer and Workshop Leader) Isolda Da Costa Soares – Moonlight Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Music Director) Gareth Moorcraft – Royal Academy (British Composer) David Wordsworth – Conductor Orchestra: London Moonlight symphony Orchestra

Concert Program Day 2
Day 2 Syllabus -Performance of the three complete works Composition HUB: Professor Philip Cashian – Royal Academy (British Composer and Workshop Leader) Isolda Da Costa Soares – Moonlight Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Music Director) Gareth Moorcraft – Royal Academy (British Composer) David Wordsworth – Conductor Orchestra: London Moonlight symphony Orchestra

Clerkenwell International Music Series

The newly established Clerkenwell International Music Series is the first of its kind in the area of Clerkenwell, featuring a sophisticated choice of performing musicians from all over Europe. With its two to three concerts per month held on a Wednesday evening (7:30 pm), the series strives to contribute to the cultural variety of this lively corner of London, as well as to deliver excellence through the high level achieved in its performances. The recitals are held at the Priory, a stunning venue belonging to the Museum of the Order of St John at the heart of old London.

Newbury Spring Festival

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Newbury Spring Festival continues its ethos of presenting some of the very best young musical stars alongside some of the world’s most distinguished and famous names. Staged in some amazing venues in and around Newbury, the 2018 Festival , which runs from 12 to 26 May, includes artists from the world of classical, jazz, opera, choral, folk, dance and world music. Highlights this year include the UK premiere performance of a newly discovered Alma Mahler song performed by Rozanna Madylus and Counterpoise, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Sir John Tomlinson, Kabantu, YolanDa Brown, Solomon’s Knot and Clare Teal.

Tel: 0845 5218 218

Longborough Festival Opera 2018

6 June – 2 August

Enjoy spectacular opera inside one of the UK’s finest country opera houses – and in the interval, find a spot in the grounds to picnic with a view of the beautiful Cotswold landscape. The 2018 Festival includes Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, Verdi’s La traviata, Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea.

Members book first – join today from £60. Tickets on public sale 5 March 2018 from £35.

Tel: 01451 830292

MUSIC FESTIVAL « PRINTEMPS DES ARTS DE MONTE-CARLO »


Under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover

15 March – 14 April 2019



Enjoy 5 great musical weekends in the Principality of Monaco!

The 35th annual festival programme ranges from BEETHOVEN, KAGEL (portrait photo left), SCHÜTZ, STOCKHAUSEN, to traditional music from MONGOLIA.

On stage: BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, MONTE-CARLO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, LES CRIS DE PARIS, SINFONIA VARSOVIA, along with great quartets such as: DIOTIMA, PARKER, SIGNUM, RENAUD CAPUCON, and over 20 world renowned soloists.

The festival also presents a variety of topics such as: concertos, string quartets, a piano night, commissions to composers MARKEAS and ROBIN, and the festival CD production live on stage with the recorded artists.

Each year the public is invited to enjoy further events in a casual atmosphere such as meetings with the artists, pre-performance talks, casual cocktails, masterclasses, and the "Surprise Trip" in the Provencal hinterland.

Tel: Tel (Monaco): 00 377 93 25 54 04 / English spoken

Rye Arts Festival 2018

We are thrilled that Alison Moncrieff-Kelly has joined Rye Arts Festival as our new director of classical music.

Alison is bringing a raft of new ideas and big name international stars to this year’s Festival from 15th – 30th September 2018.

As a taster of what’s going to be on a brilliant menu we can reveal that Alison has booked Dame Emma Kirkby for a not-to-missed concert at St Mary’s Church on Friday 28th September. Alison is also working with Alistair Kitchen, who has brought six operas to Rye in recent years. And this year’s opera is going to be something really special!

We will be announcing this year’s artistes in the following weeks and months. Keep an eye on this website, on our blog, Facebook and Twitter account and Alison’s own website for the latest exciting news.

Tel: 01797 224442

YORK EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

6 – 14 July

The 2018 festival takes the theme of Power & Politics - one of the most seductive, intoxicating and pertinent subjects of our age, exploring music (and musicians) from the tangle of the medieval Popes to the time of Beethoven. Guests include Brecon Baroque directed by violinist Rachel Podger; viol virtuoso Paolo Pandolfo; The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny with her ‘Theatre of the Ayre’. Highlights also include a showcase of exceptional young talented ensembles from across Europe.

Tel: 01904 658338

Sound Festival

24 Oct - 3 Nov 2018

Scotland’s celebrated festival of new music, soundfestival, returns to north-east Scotland in 2018. Inviting you on a sonic adventure, soundfestival takes audiences on a journey of discovery exploring new music in unique and iconic venues across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. soundfestival features world-class artists, new music from prominent composers, ground-breaking performances from some of the most exciting and cutting edge contemporary music ensembles, talks, workshops and more. 2018 featured artists and composers include Icebreaker, Ensemble Klang, 2e2m, Red Note Ensemble, Garth Knox, Sally Beamish, Diana Burrell, Oscar Strasnoy and more to be announced.

Tel: 01330 826526

Cambridge Piano Weekend

Exciting new piano festival with the aim of continuing and perpetuating the pianistic ideas and ideals of the legendary french-swiss pianist Alfred CORTOT. In 2018, it is with great pleasure that the highly esteemed pianist Cristina ORTIZ will be playing a full evening piano recital on Friday 14th September and teaching individually and in public Masterclasses-Studentclasses over the weekend.

With the participation in 2018 of world-famous pianist Cristina ORTIZ: full evening piano recital by Cristina ORTIZ on Friday 14th September in Recital Hall at Anglia Ruskin University individual tuition and public Masterclass-Studentclasses individual practise facilities Limited to nine places Opportunity to perform in up to two public concerts on Saturday 15th September and Sunday 16th September Steinway model D concert grand piano in ‘state of the art’ modern recital hall Most promising pianist to be offered a full lunchtime recital in the Mumford Theatre Recital Series at Anglia Ruskin University

Full participation: £285 - daily participation possible Some bursary support available for full-time students

Dartington International Summer School

28 July – 25 Aug 2018 Artistic Director, Joanna MacGregor programmes its world famous summer school for both professional musicians and music students. Your chance to play with some of the most celebrated musicians in the beautiful South Devon countryside. In the early evening, Dartington transforms into a concert hall: we throw open the doors of the magnificent medieval Great Hall and present music of all kinds.

Tel: +44 (0)1803 847080

Oxford Piano Festival

The Oxford Piano Festival combines a world-class concert series and a programme of public masterclasses for talented young pianists. For the 20th anniversary, we welcome back the Patron and the President of the Festival, Alfred Brendel and Sir András Schiff respectively. Brendel will lecture on Mozart, and Schiff will perform the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II. Other highlights include Piotr Anderszewski’s Diabelli Variations, Chopin’s first piano concerto with Seong-Jin Cho and the Oxford Philharmonic, Anne Queffélec’s Festival debut and tenor Nicky Spence performing lieder with Julius Drake. Also returning are Richard Goode and Menahem Pressler, the Festival’s most frequent visiting recitalist. Tickets on sale here

Tel: 01865 980 980

Classical Music Events at Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre is a thriving hub for the arts in the market town of Helmsley in Ryedale. It offers a broad range of theatre, comedy, classes, films and music, including classical events. This season Jonathan Radford will lead a saxophone workshop on Sunday 14th October, 2.30pm – all ages and levels are welcome! On the same evening he will be performing accompanied with Kaoli Ono on the piano in Tour De Sax at 7.30pm Finally, on Sunday 18th November, 2.30pm York Guildhall Orchestra will bring a slimmed down group, including Rebecca Taylor to celebrate the music of Mozart!

Performance dates

Sunday 14th October - 2.30pm - 4pm - Saxophone Workshop with Jonathan Radford

Sunday 14th October - 7.30pm - Tour De Sax

Sunday 18th November - 2.30pm - York Guildhall Orchestra: Celebration Mozart

Sun 24 Feb 2019 2.30pm Classical Piano

Sat 9 Mar 2019 7.30pm G&S 'Trial by Jury' and 'Songs from the Shows'

Sat 16 Mar 2019 2.30pm and 7.30pm Jazz Workshop and Prformance

Stavanger Chamber Music Festival

August 07th-12th. 2018

We're an annual international festival that present world class chamber music and the best of classical musicians. Our festival is an oasis for busy musicians. Here, they live together for an entire August week, forming an extended family where they work, eat, and play together. Their joy in the inspiring togetherness shines out to the concert audience. Participants soon began to acknowledge the chamber music festival in Stavanger as one of the world’s best chamber music festivals. The festival has expanded the knowledge of classical pearls, opened for meetings with less well-known music, and in addition nurtured a culture where contemporary music has its natural place.

Tel: +47 9326 8993

Autumn in Malvern 2018

Classical Music Literature Visual Arts

Tel: 01684 892277

LLANDEILO FAWR FESTIVAL OF MUSIC 14 -21 JULY 2018

Founded in 2001 the Llandeilo Festival has established a reputation as one of the best ‘smaller’ festivals in the country, successfully attracting instrumentalists, singers and choirs of a truly international calibre to this small country town in Carmarthenshire. This year’s exciting programme will see the return of the Allegri Quartet, some of whose members will be joined by pianist Peter Donahoe in a performance of Schubert’s ‘Trout’ quintet. The Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition prizewinner will also become the latest in a long line of distinguished piano virtuosi to perform at the Festival.

Tel: 01269 594303; 01668 822410

The Iford Arts Festival 2018

Our 2018 season offers jazz, swing and party music, a cloister concert and three stunning new opera productions. All this, in combination with picnics, a captivating garden and cloister hidden in its Shangri-La valley create an irresistible summer music festival.

Be quick! Tickets are selling like hot cakes.

Tel: 01225 448844

The William Alwyn Foundation

This year’s festival, our eighth annual event, is based primarily in the village of Blythburgh, where Alwyn lived and worked for the last twenty-four years of his life. Alongside a wealth of chamber music and song in Blythburgh’s beautiful church, we present a film matinee at Southwold’s Electric Picture Palace and an art exhibition at CRAFTCO in Southwold.

Many of this year’s performers will be familiar to regular festival audiences, with several new faces alongside. It’s a particular pleasure to show case students from the Royal Academy of Music, marking Alwyn’s long-standing association with that institution. Two award-winning young quartets present exciting programmes of classical and British repertoire, and a return to the Alwyn Festival for distinguished violinist Jennifer Pike will provide a sensational finale to the week.

William Alwyn actively encouraged many other composers throughout his life, and we are proud to continue that legacy by programming a substantial body of new work this year, including commissions by Sally Beamish, Gary Carpenter, David Horne, David Matthews, and Nathan Williamson. We look forward to welcoming you to a feast of both new and familiar music in the beautiful surrounds of Suffolk this autumn.

Tel: 01728 687 110

2018 Leamington Music Festival Weekend

4-8 May 2018

The annual festival is primarily of Czech music featuring the Prazak String Quartet, Guarneri Piano Trio, violinist Jana Novakova and pianist Martin Kasik plus Ensemble 360 with Radio 3 recording the first three evening concerts. Michael Collins and the Piatti String Quartet include Bliss’s Clarinet Quintet, Jack McNeill, David Le Page and Viv McLean introduce some Elgar, Debussy and Stravinsky and Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside end the eleven concert event with Schubert’s Schwanengesang.

Tel: 01926 497000

The London Festival of Baroque Music 2018 | Treasures of the Grand Siècle

This year, the London Festival of Baroque Music welcomes its first Guest Artistic Director, Sébastien Daucé, and crosses the Channel to immerse itself in the music of the French Baroque.

The Festival (11-19 May) brings together leading artists such as Le Poème Harmonique and Vincent Dumestre, La Nuova Musica with Iestyn Davies MBE, Capriccio Stravagante with Skip Sempé, and Sébastien Daucé’s own group, Ensemble Correspondances.

Grand statements include Charpentier’s Te Deum in Westminster Abbey and the UK premiere of Le Concert Royal de la Nuit, representing the event that saw Louis XIV emerge as the Sun King in 1653.

Tel: 020 7222 1061

Exeter Philharmonic Choir

Carols in the Cathedral 2018

11th and 12th December 2018 at 7.30 pm


Get in the festive spirit with EPC. Enjoy a feast of seasonal music, including a selection of well-known festive choral works interspersed with traditional carols for all to sing, in the wonderful setting of Exeter Cathedral. The choir will be joined by Chaconne Brass, who have established a reputation as one of Britain's most versatile ensembles. A “combination of entertainment, creativity and excellence has allowed Chaconne Brass to develop a totally unique style appealing to audiences of all ages and backgrounds”. Also performing will be soprano Milly Forrest, whose singing was described by one national newspaper critic as “breath-taking” - with a voice that “floated heavenwards” after she stood in for a soprano taken ill at the world famous Wigmore Hall.

Ryedale Festival

13th – 29th July 2018

‘Yorkshire’s boldest festival’ (The Times) brings great music and top-class performers to beautiful and historic venues, in a unique and friendly atmosphere amid idyllic North Yorkshire countryside.

Highlights of the 2018 programme include concerts given by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and Orchestra of Opera North, along with a new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte.

Artists in residence include the Albion Quartet, Chineke!, Fretwork, I Fagiolini and Judith Weir. Soloists include Richard Goode, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Gabriela Montero, Rachel Podger, Benjamin Appl, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and many more.

Tel: 01751 475777

Suffolk Villages Festival

Based in ‘Constable Country’ on the Suffolk-Essex border, the Suffolk Villages Festival offers nine concerts throughout the year, five at the Festival itself (over the August bank holiday weekend) and the others in its Spring & Autumn Series. The Festival offers music from the middle ages to the nineteenth-century, sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental. Semi-staged and concert performances of early opera are a regular feature.

2018 dates:

24 August Monteverdi Courtly Ballets

25 August Bach concertos

26 August Charles Daniel & Fred Jacobs

27 August Purcell & Handel

Full Festival details here

9 December Christmas concert

Tel: 01206 366603

English Chamber Orchestra London Concert Series 2018/19

After the international success of her recording of the Mozart and Mysliveček flute concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra, Ana de la Vega returns to the concert platform to perform two works from her album: Mozart’s D major Flute Concerto and the recently discovered flute concerto by Mysliveček, Mozart’s Bohemian contemporary. The concert opens with Grieg’s delightful Holberg Suite and closes with Tchaikovsky’s majestic Serenade for Strings, its first movement intended to imitate his beloved Mozart’s style.

Other artists in the series include horn player Ben Goldscheider, tenor Ben Johnson and conductor Jessica Cottis in music ranging from Purcell to Stravinsky. The season concludes with Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto played by the brilliant Behzod Abduraimov.

View the Season brochure at https://issuu.com/englishchamberorchestra/docs/eco_5-9-18_web_usage

Tel: 020 8840 6565

New Ross Piano Festival

In 2018 the New Ross Piano Festival sees the Irish debut of two very different pianists: Anne-Marie McDermott , “one of the great American pianists of her generation”, who has a major career as soloist and chamber musician in the USA and beyond but has never played in her ancestral home of Ireland; and the Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu , recently named by International Piano Magazine as ‘one of 30 pianists under 30 destined for a spectacular career’. Anne-Marie, Alexandra and the festival’s Artistic Director Finghin Collins will be joined by outstanding Bulgarian violinist Svetlin Roussev and French cellist Marc Coppey for performances of three glorious piano trios.

The weekend coffee concerts will be given by François Dumont from France and Marcos Madrigal from Cuba. Waterford pianist Billy O’Brien will fill the new Friday coffee concert slot, a free event specifically geared towards students. David Greilsammer will perform his fascinating late-night programme, Labyrinth.

Our Jazz Piano Day on Thursday September 27th, features the Phil Ware Trio and the Swedish pianist and composer Lars Jansson , who is acclaimed throughout Europe for his eclectic performances and improvisations.

St. Mary’s Church in New Ross, Co Wexford in the closing days of September is the place to be to enjoy a great range of piano music! Booking at 00353 51 421255 or online at www.stmichaelsnewross.com from July. More information at 00353 51 421766, at www.newrosspianofestival.com and on our Facebook page.

Tel: 00353 51 421255

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