"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

Featured Artists 2014

  • Piano - Paul Lewis & Alasdair Beatson
  • Violin - Henning Kraggerud & Alexander Sitkovetsky
  • Viola - Lars Anders Tomter
  • Cello - Bjørg Lewis
  • Double Bass - Christoph Wimmer
  • Tenor - Mark Padmore
     

Artist biographies

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 such a beautiful and intimate space as St Mary Magdalene, 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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