A vibrant and eagerly anticipated event on Hampshire’s cultural calendar, Winchester Chamber Music Festival features the acclaimed London Bridge Trio and guest artists. The LBT cellist, Kate Gould, is the Festival’s Artistic Director. Since its foundation in 2007 the Festival has grown and become more ambitious in its programming whilst staying true to bringing top quality chamber music to as wide an audience as possible.
A thank you message from Artistic Director, Kate Gould
It was devastating not to see you all and experience what has become the absolute highlight of my calendar each year.. but what fine compensation it was to hear that the festival was such a triumph with superb concerts and events, all expertly run by the dream team that we have at Winchester Chamber Music Festival. By all accounts, the musicians were superbly flexible and all of those helping out threw themselves into their various jobs to ensure an exceptional and thoroughly enjoyable weekend.
I wish to thank you all for your enthusiasm and hard work which will inspire me now as I embark on planning the next festival and doing it all over again. I was also grateful to receive so many kind emails wishing me well and keeping me up to speed. I did suffer from tired thumbs during the festival, texting to help deal with every hurdle as it arose, but these, as well as my Covid symptoms, are easing up now!
I would like to add a special ‘Thank you’ to Lucy Bending, our Festival Manager, whose resilience and resourcefulness I had already witnessed when the 2020 festival was cancelled, followed by the 2021 festival transforming into a mixed in-person and online affair. This year there she was again, dealing with all the last minute changes with her usual positive attitude and tireless commitment.
My family and I are excited to be moving to Winchester this summer (coming home really, for me) and I’m looking forward to forging new relationships as well as strengthening our existing ones to ensure the future of this very special festival.
With best wishes and hopes for a COVID-free 2023.
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