A Word from our Founder

Much of my formative education took place here in Stamford. Though I have now played all over the world, recitals here are always a special experience: greeting familiar faces and catching up with old friends.

Since 2014 I have been studying at the Royal College of Music, where I have met incredible musicians from all over the world. In May 2019, I'll be bringing an ensemble of exceptional young string players to perform over a weekend of music-making.

photo: Alex Class

Our programme should entice: wonderful pieces by both household names and composers further afield, with hopefully something for everyone to enjoy.

For me, chamber music is one of the most complex and rewarding forms of music. The intimacy between players makes way for a spontaneity rarely found in larger ensembles.

Tickets and further updates on next year's programme will be available soon. To be kept up to date with our festival news, you can subscribe to our Friends of the Festival mailing list here:

Freya Goldmark
SIMF founder