30th anniversary festival events in 2021 - Festivals in summer and autumn included 13 live performances and eleven video releases

A year-long celebration marking our 30th year:



Online filmed performances by Dunedin Consort playing Bach Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 5


June/July ‘pop-up’ Festival:

Sheku Kanneh-Mason & London Mozart Players played Dvorak and Mendelssohn (two concerts)

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble played Schubert and Price

12 Ensemble played Shostakoich, Dowland, Thomas Ades & Caroline Shaw

Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason played Rachmaninov, Bridge & Britten (two concerts)


Autumn Festival:

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields played Mozart, Walker, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

Stephen Hough played Chopin, Schubert, Rawsthorne & Hough

Mahan Esfahni played JS Bach, CPE Bach & Kuhnau

NEXT (Birmingham Contemporary Music Group graduates) played Grisey

12 Ensemble played Max Richter

Choir of King’s College & The Academy of Ancient Music played Vivaldi & Bach

Takacs Quartet played Haydn, Janacek & Beethoven


15 October-14 November:

A Percussionist’s Songbook

Online premiere of nine short works for pitched percussion & electronics, co-commissioned by CMF with Joby Burgess