Cambridge Music Festival will mark its 30th year with a special series of events, beginning March 2021.

Beginning on 24 March with the premiere of a filmed performance featuring Dunedin Consort playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, the coming months will feature a range of online and live performances (where restrictions allow).

Featured artists through the year 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. 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 as a series of events, starting in March with filmed performances and live concerts with an audience where possible.

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


Further details of events and how to book will be announced soon.

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



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