- "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 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 delighted to be able to present a festival this year from Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 June. The experience of 'being there' and listening to music in person has been much missed. Every Midsummer Music feels like a celebration, but 2021 feels particularly special. We have devised four hour-long programmes, each to be performed twice to a reduced capacity, socially-distanced audience. The safety of our audience and artists is our top priority.

We are so happy to be joined by the violinists, Alina Ibragimova and Annabelle Meare; violist Ruth Gibson and the pianist, Charles Owen. All exceptional artists, and a privilege to play alongside. Check out Programmes for what's on, and Tickets for how to book.

Do join us for this (socially-distanced) party!

Paul and Bjørg Lewis

Featured Artists for June 2021

  •  PAUL LEWIS piano
    CHARLES OWEN piano
    ALINA IBRAGIMOVA violin
    ANNABELLE MEARE violin
    RUTH GIBSON viola
    BJØRG LEWIS cello

 

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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