- "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

THE 10th EDITION OF MIDSUMMER MUSIC WILL BE HELD IN 2018.  THE FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE BEAUTIFUL CHURCH OF ST. MARY'S, OLD AMERSHAM. 

FULL PROGRAMME AND ARTIST DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE HERE

BOOKING WILL OPEN IN APRIL 2018.

To get a feel for what Midsummer Music is about, watch this short film.

 

 

Featured Artists for June 2018

  • Piano PAUL LEWIS, IMOGEN COOPER, TIM HORTON
  • Violin VIVIANE HAGNER, ALEXANDER SITKOVETSKY, ANNABELLE MEARE
  • Viola LAWRENCE POWER, SIMON ROWLAND-JONES
  • Cello BJØRG LEWIS, GEMMA ROSEFIELD
  • Double Bass RICK STOTIJN
  • Clarinet MATTHEW HUNT
  • Bassoon JOOST BOSDIJK
  • Horn NAOMI ATHERTON
  • Voices TRIO MEDIÆVAL

 

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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