Winter festival 2020

15 – 23 February 2020

WVCMF is back! Join us for some world-class music-making from an array of internationally-renowned musicians! Over the Festival week we will be bringing you concert programmes that include Brahms, Elgar, Mendelssohn and Bridge amongst others. There will also be plenty of Beethoven to commemorate his 250th birthday, plus music from Beethoven’s lesser known contemporaries: Hummel, Onslow and Ries. There will also be a celebration of British music and the World Premiere of a special commission by composer Philip Cashian to celebrate the Festival’s 20th birthday.

Public booking is now OPEN! Please book online wherever possible (no booking fees)

For any booking queries please contact Rhian Hancox at

To become a Friend of WVCMF and enjoy priority booking, contact us at (more details on our ‘Support Us’ pages).

Sat 15 Feb 2020, 4pm – Holy Trinity Church, Hereford

Mozart: Fantasy in C minor, K457 – Daniel Tong (piano)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13 – Ruisi Quartet (Alessandro Ruisi, Oliver Cave – violins, Luba Tunnicliffe – viola, Max Ruisi – cello)
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 – Daniel Tong (piano), Jeffrey Armstrong (violin), Sara Trickey (violin), Alinka Rowe (viola), Hannah Sloane (cello)

Tickets: £18/£5 students

Sun 16 Feb 2020, 4pm – Treowen Manor, Dingestow, Nr Monmouth

Purcell: Fantasias for Strings – Ruisi Quartet (Alessandro Ruisi, violin; Oliver Cave, violin; Luba Tunnicliffe, viola; Max Ruisi, cello)
Britten: Three Divertimenti for String Quartet – Ruisi Quartet
Howells: Phantasie for String Quartet – Greta Mutlu (violin), Jeffrey Armstrong (violin), Alinka Rowe (viola), Hannah Sloane (cello)
Elgar: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83 – Sara Trickey (violin), Greta Mutlu (violin), Alinka Rowe (viola), Hannah Sloane (cello)

Tickets: £18/£5 students

Thurs 20 Feb 2020, 7.30pm – The Bridges Centre, Monmouth

Onslow: String Quintet in G minor, Op. 72 – David Adams (violin), Claire Sterling (violin), Malin William-Olsson (viola), Joel Siepmann (cello), Harry Atkinson (bass)
Hummel: String Quartet in C, Op. 30 No. 1 – Emily Nebel (violin), Claire Sterling (violin), Malin William-Olsson (viola), Alice Neary (cello)
Beethoven: String Quartet in C, Op. 59 No. 3 ‘Rasumovsky’ – Salomé Quartet (Haim Choi, violin; Ines Delgado, violin; Kasia Ziminska, viola; Shizuku Tatsuno, cello)

Tickets: £25/£5 students, includes interval refreshments

Sat 22 February 2020, 11.30 – 6pm – Treowen Manor

DISCOVERY DAY  ‘Beethoven in Context’

Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 1 No. 1– Daniel tong (piano), David Adams (violin), Kate Gould (cello)
Moscheles: Grand Septet– Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano), Claire Sterling (violin), Kay Stephen (viola), Alice Neary (cello), Robert Plane (clarinet), Alexei Watkins (french horn) , Harry Atkinson (Double Bass)
Ferdinand Ries: String Quintet in D minor, Op. 68– Kay Stephen (viola), Salomé Quartet (Haim Choi, Violin; Ines Delgado, violin; Kasia Ziminska, viola; Shizuko Tatsuno, cello)
Beethoven: Septet– Malin Broman (violin), Cara Coetzee (viola), Christoph Richter (cello), Robert Plane (clarinet), Alexei Watkins (french horn), Florence Plane (bassoon), Harry Atkinson (bass)
Schubert: Piano Quartet– Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano), Malin William-Olsson (violin), Tom Hankey (viola), Kate Gould (cello)
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op. 70 no. 1 ‘Ghost’– Robin Green (piano), Florence Cooke (violin), Christoph Richter (cello)

Tickets: £70/£20 students, includes talks, concerts, lunch and refreshments


Sun 23 February 2020, 4pm – The Bridges Centre, Monmouth

Walton: Piano Quartet– Robin Green (piano), Emily Nebel (violin), Cara Coetzee (viola), Kate Gould (cello)
Philip Cashian: Piano Quartet ‘Dance & Nocturnes’ WORLD PREMIERE – Robin Green (piano), Florence Cooke (violin), Kay Stephen (viola), Joel Siepmann (cello)
Howells: Rhapsodic Quintet for Clarinet and Strings– Robert Plane (clarinet), David Adams (violin), Emily Nebel (violin), Tom Hankey (viola), Alice Neary (cello)
Bridge: Piano Quintet– Daniel Tong (piano), Malin Broman (violin), David Adams (violin), Tom Hankey (viola), Alice Neary (cello)

Tickets: £18/£5 students

Festival Ticket: £75 – admits entry to all four concerts, does not include Discovery Day


Public booking is now open:


We are very grateful to the Friends of WVCMF and to The Elmley Foundation for their generous support of the Winter Festival 2020.