Elena Urioste by Alessandra Tinozzi

2015 Festival

17 September – 4 October Our 16th festival will welcome the sensational young American violinist Elena Urioste as musician-in-residence, among over 100 …

John Doubleday painting

John Doubleday

We are delighted to welcome Maldon-based John Doubleday as Festival Artist 2015. John has been working on a new series of canvases inspired by …

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

New music at the 2015 festival

As well as the very exciting world premiere of the string quartet we have commissioned from Gwilym Simcock, we’re delighted to have …

Wivenhoe

Summer festival

Our summer mini-festival of beautiful music in Wivenhoe (above), Boxted and Fingringhoe featured Beethoven’s Ghost piano trio, Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, dramatic late string …

The Brodsky Quartet at the Mercury Theatre

Brodsky Quartet 19 May

Our first collaboration with the Mercury Theatre, a concert by the Brodsky Quartet on Tuesday 19 May, completely sold out and attracted a …