The Leicester International Music Festival was founded in 1989.
Nicholas Daniel, the oboe virtuoso, was appointed as Artistic Director in April 2003. The Festival's distinguished Patrons include the composers Sir James McMillan KBE and Thea Musgrave CBE, and BBC Ceramicist, Lars Tharp.
Leicester has a fine history of attracting the finest musicians to work with local talent including Sir Malcolm Sargent with the Leicester Symphony Orchestra, Kathleen Ferrier with the Bach Choir, Sir Michael Tippett with the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra and our patron, Paul McCreesh with the Leicestershire Chorale.
LIMF continues to attract international recognition for the high quality of its musical performances, attracting world-class artists to its unrivalled programme of lunchtime concerts and assembling a superb team of artists for our Festival in September.