Romsey Chamber Music Festival
A celebration of chamber music
I'm delighted to be welcoming back to Romsey Luke Hsu (violin), Marthe Husum (viola) and Rainer Crosett this January for a winter residency. We are going to be visiting local schools, giving workshops and coaching sessions as well as giving two concerts in our festival home, the United Reformed Church. Our residency is centred around and culminates with Beethoven's late String Quartet, Op. 131 a work of extraordinary depth, scope and originality. Across two concerts we will be exploring string quartet works by Schumann, Haydn and Webern, Dutilleux's solo cello work Trois Strophes, and we will be joined by young musicians for Weiner's hugely entertaining Hungarian Dances.
We will be launching our 2024 Festival Programme at the concert on 19th January and we will be serving refreshments at the end of the concert, so I hope you can join us! The URC is heated, and I can't wait to share all of this incredible music with you to kick off our 2024 concerts.
We will then be travelling to London for a fundraising concert at the incredible Clock Tower at St Pancras on Monday 22nd January, space is extremely limited and tickets for this must be reserved in advance.
More information with full programmes and tickets is available here.
Laura Rickard - Artistic Director
Described by Classical Source as a "little gem" and hailed by Seen and Heard International as "remarkable", the Romsey Chamber Music Festival was founded in 2018 by violinist Laura Rickard. RCMF brings together some of the world's leading chamber musicians in 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 and is a hub partner with Hampshire Music Hub.
Of Love and Madness
24 - 30 June
Welcome to RCMF 2024! Commencing this year on Midsummer's Day, we explore music inspired by intricate tales of passion, betrayal, unrequited love and the delicate dance between forgiveness and the unrestrained echoes of the human spirit. Once again, I’m delighted to welcome an international line up of world-class musicians to Romsey to share a week of chamber music magic. I hope you’ll join us!
- Artistic Director