Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival

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The Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival returns for its fifth season in June 2016 with a dazzling line-up and programme. Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Florestan Festival at Peasmarsh which ran from 1998 to 2011, the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival brings internationally renowned chamber musicians to Sussex each year for performances of some of the finest chamber music.

This year’s festival features a ‘Great Chase’ with dramatic music inspired by the hunt, a French touch with works by Ravel and Fauré, an exploration of one of the biggest scandals in the history of music, Russian and Hungarian compositions (Shostakovich, Kodály, Bartók), all book-ended by Schumann’s two Piano Quartets. International guests this year include violinist Carmit Zori, violist Lilli Maijala, cellist Christopher Richter as well as pianists Alexander Melnikov and Alasdair Beatson. The orchestral concert will see the prestigious London Mozart Players return under the baton of Jaime Martín and accompany Richard Lester performing Haydn’s D major concerto and Anthony Marwood performing Beethoven’s violin concerto.

Continuing its work encouraging new and emerging artists, the festival is delighted to welcome the award-winning young Castalian String Quartet, who will perform several pieces and participate in our education workshops in local schools; the results of the latter will be showcased in a free education concert on Friday 24 June 2016.  www.peasmarshfestival.co.uk

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