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Romsey Chamber Music Festival

A celebration of chamber music


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. 

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RCMF 2024
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.


This year we begin with a dawn recital on the banks of the River Test at the spectacular Houghton Lodge Gardens given by cellist Rainer Crosett. The week continues with an open masterclass, a visit from baritone Thomas Guthrie for his acclaimed arrangement of Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin, a late night performance of Schoenberg's ever intoxicating Verklärte Nacht, a return of our family concert. New for 2024 are trumpeter Imogen Whitehead, pianists Caspar Vos and Jennifer Walsh, violists Natalie Loughran and Jose Nunes and soprano Sophia Yan Jin joining a host of festival regulars.


As always ticket prices have remained as low as possible, with several pay-as-you-wish events. I hope you’ll join us!

Laura Rickard

                           - Artistic Director


As a registered charity we aim to make a difference to our community in Romsey through our programme of concerts for all as well as our extensive educational work



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