Cambridge Music Festival will mark its 30th year with a special celebration of springtime events, planned for March 2021.

Featured artists include the sibling cello/piano duo Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, the wonderful pianist Stephen Hough playing Chopin, Schumann and more, and the Choir of King’s College giving what promises to be its first Cambridge concert in over a year. We have also co-commissioned A Percussionist’s Songbook: nine new ‘songs without words’ for pitched percussion and electronics, performed by Joby Burgess.

Postponed from its usual slot in November, the Festival is now scheduled to run Wednesday 17th to Tuesday 23rd March, 2021.

The intention is to include as many live events as possible with innovative online alternatives should Covid-19 restrictions still make public gatherings impossible.


A highlight of the new look festival will be a series of nine specially-commissioned works for percussion and electronics from a range of talented composers, with videos made to showcase each.

All events will be Covid-secure, with stewarding, social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures.

Further details of events and how to book will be announced in the New Year.

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


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