Welcome to the website for the Winchester Chamber Music Festival Festival. In 2019, our 12th year, we look forward to hosting a long weekend of top quality chamber music-making in venues throughout the city 3 – 6 May.
In May the London Bridge Trio will be joined in Winchester by guests the Sacconi Quartet, Tim Crawford & Esther Hoppe violins, Max Mandel & Simone van der Giessen violas and Graham Mitchell double bass. Over the weekend in various venues throughout Winchester there will be concerts, an Open Rehearsal, a Masterclass and, new in 2019, a Young Musicians’ Showcase.
Music performed at the Festival will include Mozart’s celebrated Sinfonia Concertante, Bruch’s romantic Octet and the atmospheric Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss. As ever contrasts are a key ingredient over the weekend and the large scale string works feature alongside piano trios by Schumann and Beethoven, as well as a concerts of exquisite duet repertoire by Debussy, Pärt, Beethoven and Schwertsik and string quartets by Haydn, Korngold and Dvořák.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 4 February online, by calling 01962 840440 or by visiting the Theatre Royal in person.
We do hope you can join us in May for a rousing weekend of exceptional music-making.
Kate Gould and Daniel Tong
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Take a look through the archives, who has performed which piece when. It’s all here!