SIMFest 2023: Opening Concert
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
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
A lunchtime feast of Sonatas by Poulenc and Ligeti in Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom.
French Rhapsody: Debussy, Ravel, Chausson
Chausson, Herbert Howells, Debussy and Ravel performed by all twelve of our SIMFest 2023 musicians.
Late Night: Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time
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.
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!
Our May 2023 Festival comes to a close with Françaix, Fauré and Frank Bridge.
Mendelssohn & More: Launch Concert 2023
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
Our first concert of 2023 welcomes pianist, Julian Trevelyan to Uppingham for an evening of duo sonatas with violinist Freya Goldmark.
Mendelssohn & Haydn String Quartets – Winter SIMFestival 2022
The opening concert of the first Winter Edition of SIMFestival will include Mendelssohn’s epic String Quartet Op.44 No.3 in Eb
Late Night Shostakovich – Winter SIMFestival 2022
A late night performance of music spanning almost three hundred years with audience seating in the round for a fully immersive experience.
Winter SIMFestival 2022 – Finale
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.
Introducing the first Winter Edition of SIMFestival
After such a successful return in May we are very excited to announce the first Winter Edition of our festival which will take place on the 9th and 10th of December 2022.
Opening Concert – SIMFestival 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
SIMFestival 2022 comes to an exciting close in this Finale Concert with works by Mozart, Zemlinsky and Mendelssohn.
Introducing our 2022 Partnership with Stamford Strings!
This year we are very excited to be partnering with the brilliant Stamford Strings – a specialist shop making, restoring and selling instruments from the violin family.
Luthier Talk: Meet the Instruments
The first of our three talks gives the audience will have a unique opportunity to learn about the instruments that the festival musicians play and listen to the differences and similarities between them.
Luthier Talk: Meet the Makers
The second of our three talks gives audience the opportunity to learn about the Art of Violin Making from local violin makers based at Stamford Strings.
Luthier Talk: History of the Violin
The third and final talk in our new luthier lead series. A brief history of the violin takes you from its birth in Italy to the resurgence of violin making as a master craft in the 20th century.
[RESCHEDULED] Transfigured Night: Schoenberg & Mendelssohn
[RESCHEDULED] – Originally intended for our 2020 Festival programme, we are delighted to be bringing this very special piece of Schoenberg repertoire to Stamford.
Stamford International Music Festival 2022 Launch Concert
SIMFestival is back, and with a line-up of concerts and musicians that might be our best yet. Read more about our scheduled launch concert here.
SIMFestival Is Back for 2022! An Update on Upcoming Events
After a 20 month forced hiatus, it gives us enormous pleasure to bring you news of our upcoming concerts and 2022 festival.
Vivaldi & Bach at Christmas
A Christmas treat from SIMFestival – Vivaldi’s celebratory ‘Four Seasons’ and a sumptuous Bach concerto for two violins. Tickets available now from Stamford Arts Centre!