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.
Calling all young quartets!
We are looking for our resident string quartet for the 2016 January Festival – an ensemble who would like the opportunity to join with a group of inspiring artists, perform alongside them, receive coaching, and experience one of the UK’s leading chamber events. All accommodation, board and tuition fees are covered.
Festival dates: 10-17 January 2016
Closing date for applications: Friday 14 August 2015
Auditions in London: Monday 28 September 2015
Full application information here!
New manager wanted!
Jo White will be leaving us in July and we are looking for a new part-time manager to start by October 2015.
We are looking for someone with a passion for the arts to work closely with the director in putting on the Festival and Residency, whilst also playing a pivotal role in developing local audiences and promoting the work of this important cultural organisation.