THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.
A 4 day celebration of chamber music. We welcome 13 international award winning young artists to Romsey for a series of 8 concerts which highlight both well known and lesser known masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. The Festival aims to make performances of the highest quality accessible to the widest audience.
New artists for 2020 include the Ametza String Quartet, cellist Findlay Spence and violinist David Lopez who will be joining familiar faces in Romsey to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. Performances will include Beethoven’s D major String Quartet (Op. 18 No. 3), the String Quintet in C major, the Piano Trio in E-flat major (Op. 70 No. 2) and finishing with a quintet version of the monumental ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata. The festival will also explore the influence of the great German Romantic author E. T. A Hoffmann plus chamber music master pieces by Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Schumann.
Our popular Late Night concert will return, this time in a slightly bigger venue, however tickets are still selling very quickly and we expect to sell out in the coming weeks so do snap up the last ones soon to avoid disappointment! This year cellist Lydia Hillerudh will feature in Piazzolla’s Grand Tango alongside music from Mexico.
Last year RCMF presented our first Family Concert and this year’s Animal Antics on Saturday 25th April will feature music by Saint-Saens and Haydn in a relaxed environment for the whole family. Tickets are FREE for children!
We’re delighted that pianist Ziteng Fan will be performing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto in a concert including music by Purcell, Bacewicz, Vasks and Part.
There will be two concerts on Sunday 26th April, the first continues our journey of Bach’s keyboard works transcribed for strings and the second features Beethoven and two Russian composers influenced by the Kreutzer Sonata , Taneyev and his dear friend Tchaikovsky.
We hope that there’s something for everybody at this year’s Festival and hope to see you in Romsey in April!
Tickets are available from www.romseychambermusic.com as well as at Romsey Tourist Office.