The Romsey Chamber Music Festival, which started in 2018, is a celebration of chamber music which takes place in late April each year. We welcome international award winning young artists to Romsey for a series of concerts which highlight both well known and lesser known masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. The Festival aims to make performances of the highest quality accessible to the widest audience and has a broad programme of educational work with local schools.
9th - 12th September
I am delighted to be announcing that the next edition of the Romsey Chamber Music Festival will be taking place this September. After such a difficult 18 months, I cannot wait to be joined by some world-class artists once more in Romsey.
This year's festival features some of the world's finest young artists: the Mila Piano Trio will be joined by festival regulars Emma Roijackers (violin) and Gerardo Mendez (viola) and new artists for 2021 are violinist Luke Hsu, violists Kinga Wojdalska and Madeleine Pickering, cellists Rainer Crosett and Findlay Spence and clarinettist Jernej Albreht. We also welcome for the first time Royal Academy of Music Fellows, Ensemble Renard whose bassoonist Patrick Bolton also grew up in Romsey.
Our programme this year includes perennial favourites, Schubert's String Quintet and Dvorak Piano Quintet alongside lesser known but also brilliant works by Coleridge-Taylor, Hillborg and Smyth. We will also be performing some of the works that were originally prepared for the cancelled 2020 Festival, including the string quintet version of Beethoven "Kreutzer" Sonata. Our ever popular late night and family concerts are also returning so I really hope there is something for everyone!
We will be following Covid-19 secure protocols so that everyone can enjoy live music in a safe environment. This means tickets will be strictly limited, so please do book early to avoid disappointment.
Thank you to all of you that have supported RCMF through this difficult period, without your help this year's festival would certainly not be possible, and I cannot wait to see you this September!