- "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 greatly looking forward to Midsummer Music this year. From Tuesday 21 June to Thursday 23 June, St Mary's Church in Old Amersham will be the setting for our 13th chamber music festival. This year we return to a more 'normal' presentation, with five concerts over three days. We are excited to be joined by the world-class colleagues listed below - all brilliant musicians and compelling artists.

Midsummer Music is a highlight in our year - but nothing without our audience, so do please join us for some or indeed, all of it!

Check out Programmes for what's on, and Tickets for how to book.

Paul and Bjørg Lewis

Featured Artists for June 2022

  •  PAUL LEWIS piano
    WU QIAN piano
    MARK PADMORE tenor

    SASCHA BOTA viola
    BJØRG LEWIS cello
    BEN ALDREN clarinet



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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