2016 Festival

CMF 2016 - The returning Murray Perahia and Steve Reich headlined with recitals and Young Artists appearances

Steve Reich, Colin Currie Group: Reich – Music for 18 Musicians, Clapping Music, Music for Pieces of Wood, Mallet Quartet

Murray Perahia (piano/director) & Academy of St Martin in the Fields: Beethoven piano concerto cycle, nos 1 & 3

Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia,: Bach, Duruflé, Poulenc (soloists: Thomas Trotter, organ; Thomas Gould, violin; conductor: Stephen Cleobury)

Combined Cambridge University chapel choirs, Britten Sinfonia: Elgar The Dream of Gerontius (soloists: Ben Johnson, Alison Cook, Duncan Rock; conductor: Mark Williams)


Ian Bostridge (tenor) & Julius Drake (piano): Schubert Winterreise

Paul Lewis (piano): Schubert, Brahms & Liszt

Young artists:

Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin): Bach solo sonata & partitas; Joseph Phibbs new work

Philip Higham (cello): Bach suites for solo cello Nos 1 – 3; Britten cello suite No.3

Free / new music events:

Piano Circus (piano sextet): Steve Reich, Graham Fitkin, Julia Wolfe

Matthew Barley (cello, tape & electronics): new works by Nitin Sawhney, Joby Talbot, Karen Tanaka, and improvisations

Young Composers’ Network: world premieres by seven young composers