"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


Monday 29 February 2016 at 7.45 pm


ELGAR Piano Quintet
Vertavo String Quartet, Madeleine Mattar

BRAHMS Intermezzi Op 117
Paul Lewis

LISZT Dante Sonata
Paul Lewis

Join the Artistic Directors of Midsummer Music, Paul Lewis and Bjørg Lewis for an evening of wonderful music. They will be joined by the award-winning string quartet, Vertavo (of whom Bjørg is the cellist) and Festival Director, Madeleine Mattar in this powerful and lyrical programme. Stay for drinks with all the artists afterwards! 

To reserve a place and make a donation, please contact:


01494 783643



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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