Opening Concert

Opening Concert

May 16, 2023

Stamford Arts Cetre

7:00 pm

£22

Join festival director and violinist Freya Goldmark for the opening concert of Stamford International Music Festival 2024. Concert includes works by Teleman, Seiber & Smetana.

Late Night Brahms

Late Night Brahms

May 16, 2024

Stamford Arts Centre

9:30 pm

£16

In the first of our two late night concerts of May 2024 we present Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op.115

Lunchtime: Solos and Duos

Lunchtime: Solos and Duos

May 17, 2024

Stamford Arts Centre

1:00 pm

£12

Our popular lunchtime concert of solos and duos returns. This year with offerings of Janacek, Bizet, Popper, Szymanowski & more!

Haydn, Janáček, Dohnányi

Haydn, Janáček, Dohnányi

May 17, 2024

Stamford Arts Centre

9:30 pm

£24

An evening of great chamber music including Dohnányi’s rollocking sextet for strings, horn, clarinet and piano plus works by Haydn and Janáček.

On an Overgrown Path: With Guest Narrator

On an Overgrown Path: With Guest Narrator

May 17, 2024

St. Martin's Church

9:30 pm

£22

The centrepiece of our May 2024 festival. Janáček’s piano masterpiece reimagined for string quartet and clarinet. Movements will be interwoven with poetry specially chosen by our guest narrator.

Beethoven String Quintet

Beethoven String Quintet

May 18, 2024

St. Martin's Church

11:00 am

£16

Join us for a delightful Saturday morning of classical music at 11 am. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Beethoven’s String Quintet as our festival musicians bring this masterpiece to life in SIMFestival 2024’s penultimate concert.

Festival Finale!

Festival Finale!

May 18, 2024

Stamford Arts Centre

7:30 pm

£24

Our 2024 May festival comes to a close with works by Mozart, Dvorak, Ligeti and Popper.

Dvorak and Janacek: SIMFest 2024 Launch Concert

Dvorak and Janacek: SIMFest 2024 Launch Concert

February 24, 2024

Stamford Arts Centre

7:30 pm

£22

Freya Goldmark is joined by a select group of Europe’s finest musicians for this special concert announcing the programmes for the May Festival being held 16th-18th May 2024.

SIMFest 2023: Opening Concert

SIMFest 2023: Opening Concert

May 18, 2023

Stamford Arts Centre

7:00 pm

£22

The first concert of our 2023 May festival. Join our musicians for an eclectic mix of chamber music by Beethoven, Messiaen, Ades and Mendelssohn.

Late Night, Late Beethoven

Late Night, Late Beethoven

May 18, 2023

St. Mary's Church

9:30 pm

£16

In the first of our two late night concerts of May 2023 we present Beethoven’s unparalleled String Quartet No.14 Op.131.

Lunchtime Concert: Solos and Duos

Lunchtime Concert: Solos and Duos

May 19, 2023

Stamford Arts Centre

1:00 pm

£12

A lunchtime feast of Sonatas by Poulenc and Ligeti in Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom.

Late Night: Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

Late Night: Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

May 19, 2023

Stamford Arts Centre

10:00 pm

£16

The second of our two late night concerts, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Hauntingly beautiful, both powerful and otherworldly in equal measure.

Mozart Morning

Mozart Morning

May 20, 2023

St. Mary's Church

11:00 am

£10

We couldn’t think of a better way to start our final day of concerts than with another of the best of string chamber music repertoire; Mozart’s Divertimento for String Trio K.563.

SIMFest 2023: Finale!

SIMFest 2023: Finale!

May 20, 2023

Stamford Arts Centre

7:30 pm

£24

Our May 2023 Festival comes to a close with Françaix, Fauré and Frank Bridge.

Mendelssohn & More: Launch Concert 2023

Mendelssohn & More: Launch Concert 2023

February 25, 2023

Stamford Arts Centre

7:30 pm

£22

We’re back! Join us for our 2023 Launch Concert of Faure, Francaix and Mendelssohn plus the unveiling of our full 2023 May Festival programme.

Duo Recital: Freya Goldmark & Julian Trevelyan

Duo Recital: Freya Goldmark & Julian Trevelyan

February 18, 2023

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Uppingham

7:30 pm

£18

Our first concert of 2023 welcomes pianist, Julian Trevelyan to Uppingham for an evening of duo sonatas with violinist Freya Goldmark.

Winter SIMFestival 2022 – Finale

Winter SIMFestival 2022 – Finale

December 10, 2022

Stamford Arts Centre

7:30 pm

£24

The finale of our first winter festival brings together fourteen fantastic musicians for a Mendelssohn String Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s luscious Serenade for Strings and the fiendish Concerto for Strings in D by Stravinsky.

Opening Concert – SIMFestival 2022

Opening Concert – SIMFestival 2022

May 19, 2022

St Martin's Church

7:00 pm

£16

The first of SIMFestival’s seven 2022 concerts sets the tone perfectly for the next four days of glorious chamber music.

Late Night Schoenberg – SIMFestival 2022

Late Night Schoenberg – SIMFestival 2022

May 19, 2022

St Martin’s Church

9:30 pm

£12

The second of SIMFestival’s seven 2022 concerts is one not to be missed. Often considered Schoenberg’ s most celebrated work, ‘Verklarte Nacht’ was composed in 1899 when he was just 25, the same age as many of the performers in this concert!

Beethoven, Schubert & Arensky – SIMFestival 2022

Beethoven, Schubert & Arensky – SIMFestival 2022

May 20, 2022

Stamford Arts Centre

7:00 pm

£16

Schubert’s unfinished trio composition is rounded out in this evening concert by Arensky’s Second String Quartet, probably his best-known work and a musical tribute to Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.9 in A Major.

Late Night Schubert – SIMFestival 2022

Late Night Schubert – SIMFestival 2022

May 20, 2022

Stamford Arts Centre

9:15 pm

£12

Back by popular demand, SIMFestival’s ‘Late Night Schubert’ concert has sold out each year, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. This year, our festival musicians bring you Schubert’s fifteenth and final quartet.

Beethoven Septet – SIMFestival 2022

Beethoven Septet – SIMFestival 2022

May 21, 2022

Stamford Arts Centre

7:30 pm

£18

The fifth concert of SIMFestival 2022 promises to be a joyous occasion. With its mixture of grandeur and intimacy and virtuosity the Eb Major Septet became Beethoven’s most popular work during his lifetime.

Trio Kurtág Coffee Concert – SIMFestival 2022

Trio Kurtág Coffee Concert – SIMFestival 2022

May 22, 2022

Browne's Hospital

11:00 am

£10

SIMFestival’s Sunday morning concert is once again featuring a young and upcoming ensemble. This year we are delighted to be presenting Trio Kurtág, a new string trio founded in 2021 by Eliza Millett, Yume Fujise and Juliette Roos.

The Festival Finale – SIMFestival 2022

The Festival Finale – SIMFestival 2022

May 22, 2022

Stamford Arts Centre

5:00 pm

£16

SIMFestival 2022 comes to an exciting close in this Finale Concert with works by Mozart, Zemlinsky and Mendelssohn.

[RESCHEDULED] Transfigured Night: Schoenberg & Mendelssohn

[RESCHEDULED] Transfigured Night: Schoenberg & Mendelssohn

April 16, 2022

St Martin’s Church

7:30 pm

£18 adults (£6 under 26s)

[RESCHEDULED] – Originally intended for our 2020 Festival programme, we are delighted to be bringing this very special piece of Schoenberg repertoire to Stamford.