The world’s finest musicians in a magnificent setting: join us for the 77th season of Lunchtime Concerts in the Victorian Gallery at the New Walk Museum: October 2019 - March 2020.

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education project workshop: 6th november

We were thrilled to enable 30 ‘A’ level students from Leicestershire schools to work with the inspirational young composer and clarinetist, Mark Simpson. They will meet Mark again for tutorial sessions in January and the completed works will be performed and recorded at De Montfort University next year.


next lunchtime concert: 14th november - charles owen (piano)

Charles Owen is returning to the New Walk Museum for our next Lunchtime Concert - a welcome visit by this favourite of LIMF audiences, who contributed so much to our Festival over many years.
Charles, described as “one of the finest British pianists of his generation” by Gramophone, will play favourite works by Liszt and Ravel, together with the world premiére of Tara Creme’s ‘Approach’……more


last lunchtime concert: 31st october

We were thrilled and proud that our last Lunchtime Concert, on 31st October, featured the Chineke! Ensemble, who delighted a packed Victorian Gallery. It was especially pleasing to host around 70 students from local schools, who were able to meet Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE and her fellow players afterwards.

Elias Quartet

Elias Quartet

Lunchtime Concert: 17th October

The Elias String Quartet were warmly received by the New Walk Museum audience after a contrasting and superbly delivered programme.…..more

‘tremendous virtuosity’: read Leicester Concert-goer’s review

The Lendvai String Trio

The Lendvai String Trio

lunchtime concert: 3rd october.

Our 2019/20 Lunchtime Concert Series began on 3rd October with a return visit by the Lendvai String Trio. It was fitting that the Trio - three brilliant women string players - embraced our challenge to include at least one composition by a female composer in each programme...more


This year’s Leicester International Music Festival is very special. I’ve been to two of the concerts and been bowled over by the quality of the music and the musicianship. You will not hear chamber music played better anywhere in Europe. It is truly magnificent…..I would warmly recommend attending.’

Read Leicester Concert-goer’s Festival Review

Festival Gallery


End of the first day's rehearsal at Festival 2019, with the Schubert String Quintet in C first run through already sounding magical: Alexander Sitkovetsky & Jack Liebeck (violin); Richard O'Neill (viola); Leonard Elschenbroich & Michael Petrov (cello)