Chamber Music Festival

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Chamber Music Festival | Classical Music
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Guildhall School of Music & Drama

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Guildhall School’s Summer Chamber Music Festival returns for a weekend of inspiring performances from 7–9 July 2023.

Three days of events bring together almost 100 musicians to perform a wide range of ensemble works – from duos to nonets – in celebration of some of the greatest chamber music ever written.

There will be student-professor collaborations featuring renowned performers from the chamber music faculty in the superb acoustics of Milton Court Concert Hall, as well as the chance to hear from some of the School’s most accomplished chamber groups.

Featuring no fewer than 20 composers, the programme offers something for everyone: from Beethoven to Bartók, Mozart to Milhaud, and Elgar to Enescu, whose exquisite Octet provides the festival’s centrepiece.

Festival Events:

Friday 7 July

Opening Concert

Milton Court Concert Hall, 7pm

Beethoven, Shostakovich, Hummel, Dvořák

Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions)*


Saturday 8 July

Charterhouse Concert

Charterhouse Chapel, 2.30pm

Mozart, Bryce Dessner, Beethoven

Free, no tickets required

Student Showcase

Silk Street Music Hall, 7pm

Pirchner, Eleanor Alberga, Prokofiev, Poulenc, Valerie Coleman, Milhaud

Free, no tickets required


Sunday 9 July

Illustrated Lecture

Silk Street Lecture Recital Room, 1pm

Guildhall School violin professor Simon Blendis discusses Enescu's Octet

Free, no tickets required

Sunday Afternoon Concert

Milton Court Concert Hall, 2.30pm

Roussel, Schumann, Enescu

Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions)*

Masterclass with David Waterman

Silk Street Lecture Recital Room, 5pm

Cellist David Waterman works with two Guildhall ensembles on music by Dvořák and Debussy.

Free, no tickets required

Closing Concert

Milton Court Concert Hall, 7pm

Bridge, Duruflé, Bartók, Elgar

Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions)*


*Chamber Festival ticketed concerts multi-buy offer:

Book 2 concerts for a 10% discount
Book 3 concerts for a 20% discount