The audience listened with an intensity that was palpable, knowing that they were in the presence of great musical performance 

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Dear All,

Thank you for coming to hear the concerts. It was such a joy and pleasure to play for a live audience! Most of the concerts were sold out (to the capacity we were allowed) and so there was a great atmosphere.

We felt a strong connection to you all. A kind of deep listening, great attention and a brilliant reception. Thank you!!

Live chamber music of the highest quality has returned to York! I do hope you will come again next year and to events that we might be running between now and then.

Tim Lowe

(Artistic Director and Festival Cellist)

 

❝ This was world class playing full of sensitivity, colour and playing of such intensity that time seemed to stand still. 

 
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❝ All the angst, passion and love in the Mendelssohn was beautifully captured by the quartet. It was intense, deep mind playing but which was also free and uncompromising. 

 
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❝ These musicians played as though their very lives depended on it. And here was an audience spellbound. Truly world class performances. 

 
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❝ The joyous Finale was dazzlingly performed leading to a headlong upward rush of sound, a fitting way to bring York Chamber Music Festival 2021 to its conclusion. 

 
diary dates for the 2022 festival 15 -18 September

Steven Isserlis (Cello)

Festival Patron