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.
A wonderful 2017 Summer Residency
The sun shone on Treowen Manor for our Summer Residency and it was a wonderful week for students, tutors and audience. With an informal concert from the Elias Quartet as well as the Tutors Concert, Open Day and Festival Finale it turned out to be quite a busy week! Thanks to all who come along to support our Residency musicians. Keep an eye on our Summer Residency page for details on how to apply for the 2018 Residency.
Daniel Tong on In Tune
Did you catch WVCM Artistic Director Daniel Tong performing live with Sara Trickey on BBC’s In Tune yesterday? If you missed it you can listen here, Daniel performs Schubert and Cyril Scott and talks about our upcoming Summer Residency. There are still a few tickets left so don’t miss the chance to hear Dan and the other tutors perform at the Tutor’s Concert on Tuesday 4th. This year’s students will perform at the Open Day on Saturday 8th and at Bishop’s Palace, Hereford for the Festival Finale on Sunday 9th. See our Summer Residency page for booking details.
Spring Chamber Music party!
Despite a dash of inclement weather our Chamber Music Party was a fantastic event. Thanks to our wonderful hosts on the day and all of those who came along to enjoy the music and glorious views from Callow Hill House.
Full steam ahead now for our Summer Residency 2017!