The SIMFest Christmas Concert, Sunday 15th December - Tickets Now Available!

Our festival performers are back to give you a tease of what's in store for our 2020 festival! (dates announced below)

Join us this December 15th for a fantastic evening of chamber music at the Stamford Arts Centre, featuring Beethoven's 'Eyeglass' duo, Ysaye, and Dvorak's wonderful String Quartet No. 13.

Tickets for our Christmas Concert are now available here. For email enquiries, write to info@simfestival.com

Stamford International Music Festival 2020

We are delighted to announce that our 2020 festival will run at the Stamford Arts Centre from 15th–17th May, 2020.

We will be revealing our festival programme and our artists line-up at a very special February 2020 launch concert – sign up to our mailing list below to be informed of more details nearer the time, and we look forward to welcoming you next year!

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A Word from our Founder

After a fantastic first year in Stamford I was very excited to begin planning the second addition of the festival. I have been inspired by the reaction from the people of Stamford, who have given such support and encouragement, more than I could have hoped for. We have a new home, Stamford Arts Centre which will host the majority of our concerts along side the beautiful Browne’s Hospital perfect for the more intimate recitals.

photo: Alex Class

Alongside firm favourites of chamber music, this year I have challenged myself, the musicians and perhaps the audience also by programming a few more unusual composers and underperformed works.

One of the best aspects of the festival for me is being able to make music with such fantastic musicians and great friends, I cannot wait for you to be introduced to all eleven of them. It is such a privilege to explore these incredible pieces of music and perform them in a place that I love, the same town where my musical education begun over 20 years ago. Enjoy!

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Freya Goldmark
SIMF founder


The SIMFest Christmas Concert


Sunday 15th December, 7.30pm-9.30pm, The Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre

Beethoven – ‘Eyeglass Duo’ for Viola and ‘Cello
Ysaye – Sonata for Two Violins in A minor
– interval –
Dvorak – String Quartet No. 13 in G, Op.106

Freya Goldmark (violin), Charlotte Saluste-Bridout (violin), Francesca McGuiness Gilbert (viola), Corentin Chassard (‘cello)

* free entry for under-16s accompanied by an adult

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