Events list

2022 Summer Concert -  22nd July 2022

Fri 22nd Jul 2022 7:30 pm

URC, Romsey

Beethoven Sonata No. 1 in D major for piano and violin, Op. 12 no. 1
Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
Strauss Sonata for Violin and Piano


Laura Rickard (violin),  

Michel Xie (piano) 

2022 Festival  (21-24 Apr 2022)

2022 Festival Artists

Violin: Luke Hsu, Laura Rickard and Emma Roijackers
Viola: Marthe Husum, Takehiro Konoe, Gerardo Mendez

Cello: Lydia Hillerudh and Rainer Crosett

Double Bass: Jordi Carrasco Hjelm

Piano: Ziteng Fan

Harp: Elizabeth Bass

Mila Piano Trio 

2022 Concert 1 - Opening concert

Thursday 21st Apr 7:30pm

URC, Romsey

Weinberg String Trio, Op.48

Ligeti Sonata for solo cello

Bacewicz Duos for two violins

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478

2022 Festival Artists

2022 Concert 2 - Elizabeth Bass

Friday 22nd Apr 12:30pm

URC, Romsey

Britten Suite for Harp, Op. 83

Purcell Suite in F Z. 669

Williams Hiraeth

Birtwistle Crowd

Tournier l'Eternel Reveur

Renié Pièce symphonique

Elizabeth Bass

2022 Concert 3 - Pohádka

Friday 22nd Apr 6pm

URC, Romsey

Butler American Rounds

Janacek Pohádka

Enescu Violin Sonata No. 2

Prokofiev Cello Sonata

2022 Festival Artists

2022  Concert 4 - Metamorphosen

Friday 22nd Apr 9.15pm

Romsey Abbey

Strauss Metamorphosen for String Septet

2022  Festival Artists

2022 Concert  5 - Family Concert

Sat 23rd Apr 11.30am

URC, Romsey

A relaxed concert for the whole family, with music by Mozart, Schumann and Lydia Hillerudh performs Siegried Tiefensee The Tale of the Little Bear.

2022 Festival Artists

2022 Concert 6 - Trout

Sat 23rd Apr 4.30pm

URC, Romsey

Schumann  Fantasiestücke, Op. 88

Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 "The Trout"

2022 Festival Artists

2022  Concert 7 - Late Night

Sat 23rd Apr 9pm

URC, Romsey

Boccherini Quintet

Piazzolla Escualo

Ginastera Quartet No. 1

Piazzolla Soledad

Bizet/Milone Carmen Fantasy

2022 Festival Artists

2022  Concert 8 - Festival Finale

Sun 24th April 6.30pm

URC, Romsey

Dvořák String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77

Brahms String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111

2022 Festival Artists

2022 Winter Concert -  Feb 2022

Sat 26th Feb 2022 7:30 pm

URC, Romsey

Beethoven Duo in C major
Clarke Duo for violin and cello
Haydn Duo in D major
Berio Sequenza XIV
Gliere Pieces for Violin and Cello
Bartok (arr. Spence) Romanian Dances


Laura Rickard (violin),  

Findlay Spence (cello) 

2021 Festival  (9-12 Sep 2021)

2021 Festival Artists

Violin: Luke Hsu, Laura Rickard and Emma Roijackers
Viola: Kinga Wojdalska, Madeleine Pickering, Gerardo Mendez

Cello: Lydia Hillerudh, Rainer Crosett and Findlay Spence

Piano: Ziteng Fan

Clarinet: Jernej Albreht

Ensemble Renard

Mila Piano Trio 

2021 Concert 1 - Opening concert

Thursay 9th Sep 7:30pm

URC, Romsey

Schubert String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471

Pärt Summa

Hillborg Duet for Clarinet and Violin

Mozart Duo in G major for Violin and Viola, K.423

Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 10

2021 Festival Artists

2021 Concert 2 - Ensemble Renard

Friday 10th Sep 1:00pm

URC, Romsey

Coleman Umoja

Ligeti Six Bagatelles

Damase 17 Variations Op. 22

Nielsen Wind Quintet Op. 43

Ensemble Renard

2021 Concert 3 - Kegelstatt

Friday 10th Sep 7.30pm

URC Abbey Hall, Romsey

MozarTrio in E-flat major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt"

Brahms Sonata No. 2 in F major for Cello and Piano, Op. 99

Smyth Piano Trio

2021 Festival Artists

2021  Concert 4 - Family Concert - Animal Antics

Sat 11th Sep 202 11:00 am

URC Abbey Hall, Romsey

A relaxed and informal concert of music inspired by the animal kingdom including movements by Haydn and Saint-Saens.

Children go free!

2021  Festival Artists

2021 Concert  5 - Ballad und Tanz

Sat 11th Sep 2021 4.30pm

URC, Romsey

Haydn Piano Trio in A major, Hob XV:18

Ligeti Ballad and Dance

Vasks Castillo Interior

Dvořák Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 8

2021 Festival Artists

2021 Concert 6 - Late Night Chamber Music

Sat 11th Sep 2021 9:00 pm

TH, Romsey

Falla Asturiana

Piazzolla Grand Tango

Álvarez Metro Chabacano

Villa-Lobos Quartet No. 6

Other pieces will be announced during the concert

2021 Festival Artists

2021  Concert 7 - Bach

Sun 11th Sep 2021 12 pm

TH, Romsey

​J.S. Bach Partita in E major and Sonata in C major

2021 Festival Artists

2021  Concert 8 - Festival Finale

Sun 11th Sep 2021 5:00 pm

TH, Romsey

Beethoven ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata

Schubert String Quintet in C major, D. 956

2021 Festival Artists

2019 Autumn Concert - 2020 Festival launch - Nov 2019

Fri 8th Nov 2019 7:30 pm

URC, Romsey

Beethoven Trio in E- flat major, Op. 3

Handel - Halvorsen Passacaglia 

Enescu Aubade

Sibelius Duo in C major for violin and viola

Dohnanyi Serenade in C major, Op. 10


Laura Rickard (violin),  

Joseph Griffin (viola),

Lydia Hillerudh (cello) 

2019 Summer Concert

Sat 10 Aug 2019 7:30 pm

URC, Romsey

Beethoven  Sonata  No. 5 in F major for violin and piano 

de Beriot Grand Duo

Leclair Sonata for Two violins, Op. 3 No. 6

Franck Sonata in A major

Laura Rickard (violin),

Emma Rojacker (violin),

Ziteng Fan (piano) 

2019 Festival (25 - 28 April)

2019 Festival Artists

Matilde Loureiro, Bridget O'Donnell, Laura Rickard, Emma Roijackers, Leonie Trips (violin)
Joseph Griffin, Gerardo Mendez , Jonathan Ponet (viola)

Cliona Ni Choileain, Lydia Hillerudh, Ben Michaels (cello)

Amy Roberts (oboe)

Ziteng Fan (piano)

Bloomsbury String Quartet - Eva de Vries, Janell Yeo (violin),  Rachel Maxey (viola), Felicity Smith  (cello)

Mila Piano Trio - Ziteng Fan (piano), Laura Rickard (violin), Cliona Ni Choileain (cello)

2019 Concert 1 - Opening concert

Thursay 25th April 7:30pm

URC, Romsey

Zelenka Trio in B-flat major

Suk Mediation on an Old Bohemian Chorale

Prokofiev  Sonata for Two Violins

Dvorak  Cypresses

Kabalevsky  String Quartet No. 1

2019 Festival Artists

2019 Concert 2 - Bloomsbury String Quartet

Friday 26th April 1:00pm

URC, Romsey

Schubert Quartettsatz

Schulhoff 5 Pieces for String Quartet

Smetana String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From My Life”

Bloomsbury Quartet

2019 Concert 3 - Clara Schumann at 200

Friday 26th April 7.30pm

URC, Romsey

Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17

Brahms Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann

Clara Schumann Three Romances

Mendelssohn   Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor

Mila Piano Trio and Amy Roberts

2019  Concert 4 - Family Concert

Sat 27th Apr 2019 11:00 am

URC, Romsey

The Bloomsbury Quartet are currently Wigmore Hall/Open Academy’s Fellowship Ensemble and in their second concert at RCMF, the Quartet present a wide variety of music for the whole family. 

Bloomsbury Quartet

2019  Concert  5 - Vienna - City of Dreams

Sat 27th April 2019 5.30pm

URC, Romsey

Mozart Quartet in F major for oboe, violin, viola and cello

Kreisler Einleitung und Romanze

Wolf Italian Serenade

Schubert  Rondo in A major for violin and strings, D. 438

Schubert  Notturno in E flat major

Beethoven  Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 1 No. 1

2019 Festival Artists

2019  Concert 6 - Late Night Chamber Music

Sat 27th Apr 2019 9:00 pm

KJH, Romsey

Gershwin String Quartet

Piazzolla Tangata

Piazzolla Fuga y misterio

2019 Festival Artists

2019  Concert 7 - Bach

Sun 28th Apr 2019 11:30am

KJH, Romsey

​J.S. Bach Partita in B minor ​

J.S. Bach 3-part inventions transcribed for strings

Matilde Loureiro (violin), Geraldo Mendez (viola) and Clíona Ní Choileáin (cello) 

2019  Concert 8 - Finale: Octets for Strings

Sun 28th Apr 2019 5:00 pm

TH, Romsey

Gulaboff Davis Octet

Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major, Op 20

Enescu  Octet in C major, Op. 7

2019 Festival Artists

2018 Autumn Concert

Fri 12th Oct 2018 7:30 pm

URC, Romsey

Haydn Piano Trio in C major, Hob. XV:27

Brahms Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101

Ravel Piano Trio in A minor, M. 67

Mila Piano Trio

2018 Festival (26 - 29 April)

2018 Festival Artists

Alexandra Gorski, Matilde Loureiro,  Laura Rickard, Emma Roijackers (violin)
Rachel Maxey, Gerardo Mendez (viola)

Cliona Ni Choileain, Lydia Hillerudh, Ben Michaels (cello)

Tabea Debus, Olwen Foulkes (recorder )

Ziteng Fan (piano)

Charlotte La Thrope (soprano)

Cydonie Banting (composer-in-residence)

Helios Ensemble directed by Benedict Williams

Romsey Youth Choir directed by Marion Maxey

Mila Piano Trio - Ziteng Fan (piano), Laura Rickard (violin), Cliona Ni Choileain (cello)

2018 Concert 1 - Festival Launch

Thu 26th April 2018 7:30 pm

Romsey Abbey

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 10 in B minor
Schumann Piano Quintet in Eb major
and a guest performance by Romsey Youth Choir conducted by Marion Maxey

2018 Festival Artists

2018 Concert 2 - Mila Piano Trio

Fri 27th April  2018 7.30pm

URC, Romsey

Beethoven Piano Trio in D major, op. 70 no. 1 "Ghost"
Cydonie Banting Small Hunter *premiere*
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor

Mila Piano Trio

2018 Concert 3 - Baroque with Helios Ensemble

Sat 28th April 2018 5:30 pm

TH, Romsey

A concert by the baroqu e specialist Helios Ensemble of JM Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Buxtehude

The Helios Ensemble

2018 Concert 4 - Late Night Chamber Music

Sat 28th April 2018 9.30pm

KJH, Romsey

Kreisler Recitative and Scherzo- Caprice
Piazzolla Muerte del Angel
Villa Lobos Quartet No. 1
Falla Asturiana
Bizet/Milone Carmen Fantasy for 4 violins and bass

2018 Festival Artists

2018 Concert 4 - Festival Finale

Sun 29th April 3.30pm

TH, Romsey

Vaughan Williams String Quintet
Banting Crane Songs
Bartok Duos for 2 violins
Brahms Sextet No. 2 in G major

2018 Festival Artists