2017 programme announced and Patrons booking now open!

Monday 6 March 2017

We are delighted to announce the programme of the 2017 Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival and to open tickets booking for our Patrons.

Join us in this superb corner of East Sussex and enjoy an eclectic programme of wonderful chamber music and an exciting orchestral concert. As ever a generous helping of well-loved works is complemented by pieces less familiar, some more challenging, some less, but always enthralling and masterfully presented.

We have invited some fabulous guest artists: violist Daniel Bard from the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, British cellist and acclaimed chamber musician Kate Gould, and pianist Ellen Hwangbo from the Levine School of Music in Washington. We are pleased to welcome back pianist Aleksandar Madžar and violinist Pablo Hernán Benedí, whom audience members will remember from 2015; the brilliant Doric String Quartet also returns to Peasmarsh as our guest ensemble.

Britten Sinfonia, a crack ensemble known for its pioneering programming and presentation, will be the guest orchestra in our concert in Rye, performing without conductor. The programme will include Beethoven’s triple concerto with Co-Directors Anthony Marwood and Richard Lester together with Aleksandar Madžar as soloists.

Following last year’s successful collaboration, our education programme returns to local primary schools to help young musicians discover, compose, and perform pieces inspired from themes of the Festival. The free lunchtime concert on Friday will showcase this education work, with the help of our guest ensemble the Doric String Quartet, pianist Ellen Hwangbo and extraordinary young violinist Benedict Lim, mentored by Anthony Marwood at the Pettman National Junior Academy in New Zealand. Benedict will also perform Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 4 on Saturday morning.

With 9 concerts over 4 days, the 2017 Festival is a wonderful opportunity to hear world-class chamber music, live and close up, in a beautiful and engaging setting. We hope you enjoy the programme and look forward to welcoming you to Peasmarsh in June.