The Chipping Campden International Music Festival 2016 runs from 8th – 21st May and all signs show that this will be a record breaking year in terms of ticket sales and ticket demand!
The Chipping Campden International Music Festival is known globally as one of the finest and most important music festivals in the UK, with visitors travelling from the USA, Canada, Russia, New Zealand and Australia, as well as it’s many strong ‘Friends’ from here in the UK. After postal applications to Friends members selling out quickly and far in advance, general bookings opened on 1 February and the demand for tickets has been phenomenal, with some concerts selling out on the first day of opening.
Past years have seen some of the world’s greatest musicians attend the small Cotswold town to perform and this year is no different. The festival concerts take place in the beautiful setting of St. James’ church, described by Alfred Brendel as “One of the finest acoustics I encountered in my 60 year career”
Artists appearing this year include; The Borodin Quartet, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Trevor Pinnock, Vox Luminus, Imogen Cooper, Lucy Parham Harriet Walter, Alex Jennings, Isabelle Faust, The Nash Ensemble, Alfred Brendel, Angelika Kirchschlager, & Julius Drake.
Festival president and classical pianist Paul Lewis will be playing all 5 Beethoven piano concertos with the Festival Academy Orchestra.
Chipping Campden is the only venue in the world where Paul Lewis is performing the full cycle.
You can view the full programme here www.campdenmusicfestival.co.uk and bookings can be made online or by calling 01386 849018