“If you think you know what chamber music is and how it should be presented, then think again. Because those behind this weekend’s new Festival grabbed the rule book in both hands and tore it to shreds.”
*****The Nottingham Post
The Nottingham Chamber Music Festival (NCMF) loves to be part of good things happening for classical music in Nottingham. Founded in 2018 by Carmen Flores, the NCMF supports the creative energy for chamber music in Nottingham and has grown into an annual Festival of concerts held across the city every summer.
Artists and ensembles who have performed at the NCMF include the Villiers Quartet, Onyx Brass, Konya Kanneh-Mason, SCAW Duo, baritone Geoff Williams, the Harborough Ensemble, poet Andrew Graves, BabyGigs, cellist Matthew Sharp, Keys to the Universe, Leonore Piano Trio, composers Elizabeth Kelly and Beatrice Nicholas, and the O’Connell-Turner Duo. The Festival presents Family Concerts for children and families to enjoy chamber music up close. The NCMF also hosts a Chamber Music Seminar for students and adults to receive intensive chamber music coaching from Visiting Artists.
The NCMF celebrates a community approach to chamber music and highlights the strong cultural heritage of Nottingham, presenting concerts in historical and non-traditional performance spaces across the city. Performance venues have included the Royal Concert Hall, Delilah Fine Foods, Nottingham High School, and St. Peter’s Church, Nottingham Contemporary, and St Mary’s in the Lace Market. The NCMF serves to ignite these spaces and reinforce the power of bringing community together through music.
“This is only the second year of the Nottingham Chamber Festival, yet already it feels like an essential part of the city’s musical life. Renewal and discovery are clearly an important part of the mix….both connoisseurs and new-comers are made to feel equally at home.”
Who We Are
Director Carmen Flores Festival Sounding Board Stefan Reid Imogen Rex Matt Turpin Erika Zeckser Owen Communications Matt Turpin Design & Marketing Daniel Cullen Kevin Cooper Social Media Manager Jose Lorenzo Atienza