Wye Valley Chamber Music was established in 2000 to bring world-class chamber music to beautiful and intimate venues up and down the Wye Valley. Having started as a chamber music retreat for young musicians at St Briavels Castle, the organisation has established itself as an important year-round cultural presence in the Wye Valley. The annual highlights are the January Festival and Summer Residency in July, which attract leading chamber musicians from the UK and Europe.
The festival is directed by co-founder Daniel Tong with fellow pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips.
This short photofilm by photographer Rebecca Harley was made during the 2011 Festival.
Concert in Bristol
Thursday 29 January, St Georges, Bristol
Brahms String Quartet in A minor, op.51 no.2
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major, op.44
Daniel Tong, piano
Our 2015 Quartet in Residence perform the first lunchtime concert of the season at St Georges’s Bristol. They will play Brahms’ dramatic A minor Quartet before being joined on stage by artistic director Daniel Tong for Schumann’s exuberant and fiendishly challenging Quintet, a masterpiece of the genre.
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Announcing the Summer Residency!
The Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival started out as a platform for young talent. Over the years, the musicians taking part have grown with the festival and many are now members of some of Europe’s finest chamber ensembles. However, a focus on the next generation has remained important which is why, building on the success of our Quartet in Residence scheme, Wye Valley Chamber Music will be coming to Treowen Manor next July for our first ever Summer Residency.
Dvorak Explored at Kings Place
From 27-29 November Daniel Tong curated a Dvorak festival at Kings Place. Saturday 29 November featured many of our festival musicians, including co-artistic director Simon Crawford-Phillips conducting the Wye Valley Festival Orchestra. Read Paul Driver’s review of the festival in the Sunday Times here.