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The First St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Festival

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Tuesday 11 February 2014

Starting on the Saturday 1 March 2013, the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Festival will bring together some of the UK’s most talented up-and-coming chamber musicians in a celebration of this fantastic art-form.

At the Festival’s heart is the annual St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition. Concert dates include:

Monday 3 March, Free 1.00pm Lunchtime Concert: Semi-Final I

Aurea Quartet and The Manon Quartet

Tuesday 4 March, Free 1.00pm Lunchtime Concert: Semi-Final II

Albany Piano Trio and Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

Friday 7 March, Free 1.00pm Lunchtime Concert: Semi-Final III

Quintabile Brass Ensemble and K’antu Ensemble

Tuesday 25 March, 7.00pm: Chamber Music Competition Final.

Featuring the three winners from the semi-final round.

More information on the ensembles >>


Saturday 8 March: Lunchtime 65

At 1.00pm we celebrate 65 years of lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields with this special performance featuring the brightest talents from all four of London’s world-leading conservatoires. Free and no tickets required.


As well as the Chamber Music Competition and Lunchtime 65, there will be three free Saturday morning recitals featuring other up-and-coming UK Chamber Music Ensembles. The dates are:

Saturday 1 March, 11.15am: the Jacquin Trio
Winners of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition 2012

Glinka – Trio pathetique
Max Bruch – Selection from Eight Pieces, op 83 
Philip Cashian – The Devil’s Box
Mozart – ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio in E flat, K.49

Saturday 15 March, 11.15am: Galos Piano Trio

John Ireland – Phantasie in A minor 
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Piano Trio No1 in D minor Op. 49

Saturday 29 March, 11.15am: Galya Bisengalieva and Robert Ames

Bach – Selection of Two Part Inventions
Mozart – Duet in G
Edmund Finnis – Brother
Camille Saint-Saëns: The Swan
Bach – Prelude in C minor BWV 847
New Commission – to be announced
Handel arr.  by Halvorsen: Passacaglia


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