Lichfield Festival: A Celebration of Classical Music

by Barbara

Prepare to be enthralled as Lichfield Festival brings together a stellar line-up of international stars and exceptionally talented young artists for a breathtaking weekend of classical music. From the Baroque period to the present day, the festival promises a diverse range of performances featuring the harp, saxophone, piano, and string quartet.

One of the highlights of the event will be a concert by the acclaimed Carducci Quartet. Renowned for their virtuosity, they will perform Dvořák’s ‘American’ Quartet, captivating audiences with their mastery of the string quartet genre.

Adding to the excitement, accordion player Ryan Corbett, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, will take the stage. His exceptional talent and artistry have earned him critical acclaim, and his performance is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on festival-goers. Additionally, star oboist Nicholas Daniel will enchant audiences as he concludes the festival with a spellbinding performance by the Britten Oboe Quartet, a group he founded alongside his fellow award-winning Britten Sinfonia colleagues.

Joo Yeon Sir, Salvador Sanchez, Huw Wiggin, and harpist Oliver Wass will also grace the stage, showcasing their exceptional musical skills. In addition to these performances, there will be captivating recitals by harpist Christopher Clarke and pianist Ashley Wass, the Director of Music at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School.

The heart of the festival will be centered around The Hub at St Mary’s in Lichfield’s city center. For another unique musical experience, Wade Street Church will host Ryan Corbett on Friday, October 6, allowing patrons to enjoy the stunning acoustics of this historic venue.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the event, Damian Thantrey, Lichfield Festival Director, said: “Now in its third year, we are thrilled that our Chamber Weekend has established itself as an integral part of the Festival’s annual program. This year’s Weekend offers an incredible diversity of performances, providing a platform for young talents at the beginning of their careers, while also showcasing world-class musicians in the heart of the City.”

Prepare to be captivated by the Lichfield Chamber Music Weekend, a four-day extravaganza of exceptional artistic achievements. Running from October 5-8, this event promises to be an unforgettable celebration of classical music, bringing together the finest performers from around the world.

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