After the success of last year's Crowdfunding Campaign, we are giving you the opportunity of supporting us again in 2018. Maintaining music of this standard in an intimate venue is an expensive business, and we must maintain ticket prices making this art available to all. Last year our Festival was made possible through generous sponsorship from many donors, including supporters from crowdfunding. There are many ways to get involved, and some brilliant rewards for those able to support us, offering you real opportunities to be in much closer contact with the music-making process. You are warmly invited to join our extended musical family. To read more about this, please follow this link to our crowdfunding page. Click
SUMMER FUNDRAISING CONCERT, 23rd JUNE: YEVGENY SUDBIN (piano)
A packed audience enjoyed a stunning recital by Yevgeny Sudbin at the New Walk Museum, living up to its promise and showing exactly why this young virtuoso is so highly regarded. The set of Scriabin pieces and Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre after the interval were remarkable, but it was, perhaps, in Chopin's Ballade No 4 that technique and artistry came together to the most exquisite musical effect.
LEICESTER INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: 20TH - 22ND SEPTEMBER 2018
Tickets for this year's Festival are now on sale online or from the box office at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. For programme details, news of our fabulous line-up for 2018 and for ticket details, follow the links on our menu bar.
The distinguished composer, Thea Musgrave, will be a 'featured composer' at this year's Leicester International Music Festival - 'A New World: Composers who moved to America' (20th-22nd September 2018).
Thea will be flying across the Atlantic to be our very special guest at the Festival, with opportunities to hear her music at all five concerts.
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS 2018/9
Details of our next season of Lunchtime Concerts will appear very soon! In the meanwhile, you will find the dates of these concerts on the Lunchtime Concert page.
LAST CONCERT: THURSDAY 22ND MARCH 1PM, ARONOWITZ ENSEMBLE
Mathilde Milwidsky (violin), Simone van der Giessen (viola), Guy Johnston (cello) and Tom Poster (piano)
Schubert: String Trio in Bb major, D. 471
Brahms: Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26.
Our Lunchtime Concert series ended on a high note, with a charming Schubert miniature and a thrilling performance of the Brahms A major Piano Quartet. At nearly 50 minutes long, this is a work of stupendous scale and invention and the Arononitz Ensemble conveyed every change of mood with some dazzling playing. We are accustomed to reaching for superlatives with our old friends, Guy Johnston (cello) and Tom Poster (piano), but the two new faces with the group - Mathilde Milwidsky (violin) and Simone van der Giessen - were very much their equals and there was some lovely interplay and ensemble. Without any doubt, this was a worthy end to an outstanding season!
Read the review by Leicester Concert-goer here