Classical Music

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason Concert Review

Friday 15th November 2019 saw a  fantastic performance by two of the superstars of the classical world, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason. The programme they created was varied and, in places, quite challenging. In particular, the ‘Grave’ by Witord Lutoslawski, was modern, and in places discordant, but was really brought to life by two young brilliant […]

Familiar faces

We’ve been lucky over the years at Lamberhurst Music Festival to have some really good artists come to us. A forthcoming release sees 3 of our previous artists combine on 1 disc! On the 30th August 2019 Lisa Friend, Craig Ogden, and the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet will be releasing a CD they recorded late last […]

Isata Kanneh-Mason - credit Robin Clewley

Isata Kanneh-Mason album tops the Classical Chart

Photo credit Robin Clewley When we were booked Sheku Kanneh-Mason (back in 2018), his management team suggested that we would need a pianist to accompany him, and recommended his sister Isata. Little did we know at that time how Isata’s career was going to take off. Iasata, 23, is currently atop the classical charts with […]

DEBUT Opera at Bayham

DEBUT Opera – Conquests of Love – 3rd August 2019 DEBUT came to Bayham Old Abbey and performed their wonderful new opera ‘Conquests of Love’ to huge acclaim. Here are a number of photos of the evening.

Cosi fan tutte, Heritage Opera, Bayham Old Abbey, 21st July 2018

This year’s opera at Bayham Old Abbey was Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and was presented by Northwest England’s Heritage Opera. This opera buffa was given the full comedic treatment by the performers and the English libretto was brilliant (and rather risky) in places. One of the leading men, Nick Sales who played Ferrando, was unable […]

Italian picnic for Cosi fan tutte

Our friends at The Chequers in Lamberhurst are making available a picnic in the form of a selection of Italian cured meats and cheeses, bruschetta, Italian olives and fresh vegetables from their market. Priced at £10 each, these will be available for collection on the day. These can be found on the Cosi fan tutte page […]

What makes a Stradivarius sound so good?

Antonio Stradivari lived in Italy between 1644 and 1737, living to the very respectable age of 93. He made over 1100 instruments in his lifetime, and around 960 of these were violins. Of these 960 violins, it is estimated that between 450 and 512 survive today. These violins, known by the Latinised form of his surname – Stradivarius – […]

Lamberhurst Music Festival - Mozart

On Mozart’s birthday, 10 interesting facts about the musical genius

Mozart was both on this day, 27th January, in 1756. He composed over 600 works, and is one of the most influential composers of all time. Here are 10 facts you might not know about him. Mozart  was baptized Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He dropped the first two names and changed Theophilus (meaning ‘loved by […]