- "There is a special atmosphere and a strong sense that the players are friends as well as musical colleagues" - SIR JEREMY DIXON, TRUSTEE "One feels joy and inspiration 
playing at Midsummer. I was truly at home." - SIMON TRPCESKI, PIANIST "A treasure of a festival. Not even a well-kept secret any more!" - IMOGEN COOPER, PIANIST  - "Midsummer Music brings music to the people in its purest form" - ILYA GRINGOLTS, VIOLINIST "An extraordinary experience and a glorious celebration of life" - DR MARGIE TOLSTOY, TRUSTEE  - "True balm for the soul" - JULIA SOMERVILLE


We are sorry to announce that it has been decided that the festival in June 2020 should not go ahead. It was a difficult decision to make, but an inevitable one. The wellbeing of the audience comes first and these are uncertain times.

The fundraising concert that was due to have taken place in London on Friday 27 March is also cancelled.

We hope that if conditions ameliorate in the autumn some extra events and concerts can be arranged - details will be posted here, or else,  join the mailing list to ensure you are kept informed.

In the meantime, warmest wishes from all at Midsummer Music, and many thanks for your continued support.

If you are new to Midsummer Music and wish to get a feel for what it is about, watch the Co-Artistic Directors, Paul and Bjørg Lewis together with other Midsummer Music artists in  this short film.



A Simple Formula ... A Memorable Festival

Midsummer Music is a chamber music festival artistically directed by the renowned concert pianist Paul Lewis and his wife, accomplished cellist, Bjørg Lewis.

Paul and Bjørg adopt a simple formula with which they create a memorable festival: to invite the musicians they admire and to programme works that inspire them. Setting that experience in a beautiful and intimate space brings another dimension. The proximity of the musicians means that you not only hear the music, you can feel it too. The musicians' conviviality is also strongly sensed by the audience and is the reason why a good core of the audience return year after year.

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