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.
Summer Residency groups announced!
We are delighted to announce the participants in this year’s Summer Residency:
Alba String Quartet
Arcus Piano Trio
Programme details to follow soon and we are looking forward to working with these amazing young groups!
Spring Concert near Monmouth on Sunday 10th May
As spring approaches, we are holding a special spring concert fundraiser at Callow Hill House, near Monmouth, on Sunday May 10th. The concert at 12pm features Beethoven‘s violin sonatas – including the ‘Spring’ sonata – and will be followed by a lunch. We are thrilled that renowned violinist Krysa Osostowicz will be joining artistic director Daniel Tong to play in the wonderful surroundings of the Wye Valley.
All the details are on our concert page here.
Summer London Fundraiser
Thursday 11th June , 7.30pm
49 Queens Gate Terrace, London
Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, op. 38
Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, op. 78
Schumann Piano Trio in F major, op. 80
Mathilde Milwidsky, violin
Brian O’Kane, cello
Daniel Tong, piano
Please come and support us in London as we prepare for the Summer Residency! For details and tickets, see here.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to the January Festival and helped make it such a wonderful and warm event!