Cambridge Music Festival is marking its 30th year with a special series of events, throughout 2021.

Having begun in March with the premiere of two filmed performances featuring Dunedin Consort playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 & No. 6, we continued with six live events (with audience) in June focussing on young artists.

Concerts with Sheku Kanneh-Mason – as soloist in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the London Mozart Players and alongside Isata Kanneh-Mason in a recital of Rachmaninov, Bridge and Britten – bookended performances by Chineke! Chamber Ensemble (playing Schubert’s Trout Quintet and works by Florence Price), and the 12 Ensemble in Shostakovich, Dowland, Caroline Shaw and Thomas Ades.

Later in the year we look forward to welcoming the wonderful pianist Stephen Hough playing Chopin, Schumann and more, and the Choir of King’s College. We have also co-commissioned A Percussionist’s Songbook: nine new ‘songs without words’ for pitched percussion and electronics, performed by Joby Burgess.

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Cambridge Music Festival: you can call it ‘classical’ – it’s just great music. No experience necessary.



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