Masterclasses for music festival


The Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival has announced details of its education work in 2017.

The programme begins with private composition workshops in Peasmarsh and Beckley Schools. Participating students in years 3 to 6 have the opportunity to compose their own pieces, inspired by themes taken from the repertoire being performed during the Festival. The workshops are designed by Sam Glazer, an experienced workshop leader who has led the festival education programme for nearly 10 years. The students also have the opportunity to work with professional cellists John Myerscough and Kate Gould.

The Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival arrives this weekend

Following the workshops, the participants will be giving a free public performance of their works, which will be arranged for performance with the Doric String Quartet, the professional group in residence at this year’s festival. During the concert taking place on Friday June 23 at 1 pm in Peasmarsh church, the quartet will also perform several movements from both well-loved and less familiar string quartets; pianist Ellen Hwangbo and extraordinary young violinist Benedict Lim, will join the stage and perform Szymanowski’s Fountain of Arethusa. This will give the students the opportunity to hear world-class professional musicians perform live, in many cases for the first time.

All are welcome to attend and families and friends of participating students are particularly welcome. The desire to include new and young artists in its programme is a key element of the festival. In the days leading up to the festival, Benedict Lim performed as part of a free pop up concert at the Kino and was given a masterclass by Co-Director Anthony Marwood. Benedict will be performing Ysaÿe’s Sonata for solo violin in E minor as part of the morning concert on Saturday June 24 at 11:30 am.

Full details of all concerts and timings can be found here

Event: Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival
Dates: Thursday June 22 – Sunday June 25, 2017
Venues: Church of St Peter & St Paul, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, TN31 6XS and St Mary’s Church, Church Square, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7HF (Friday June 23 evening concert only)
Booking Information: bookings can be made with our Festival Box Office either:
● on the phone 01797 253178,
● by email to
Tickets: One free concert, other concerts from £15 – £30, (details included under each
concert listing). One free pop-up concert
Brochure: available on the website

Photos: Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival

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