Anthony Wilkinson, Festival Director
'7 Soloists & 3 Dancers' Make this another sell-out concert.Read More
‘Wonderland’ a beguiling exploration of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in words and music – suitable for 10 years old and upwards.Read More
“Calefax is a wonderful ensemble with great creative energy” John Gilhooly, director Wigmore HallRead More
One week to go and I’m pleased to report that ticket sales are our best ever.Read More
“Mikhail Rudy, the colourist pianist…infinitely cultivated, constantly combining the registers of art and the mind” La CroixRead More
7 International Soloists & 'The 3 Dancers'
An Exciting 'Gala' programme 25 November.
“WIMBLEDON FESTIVAL PROMISES A FEAST FOR PIANOPHILES” International Piano Magazine
Whilst the András Schiff ‘Last Works’ concert is sold out there are other exceptional world-class pianists to enjoy in Wimbledon this November.
The 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland
‘Wonderland’ is an inspiring new project created by Matthew Trusler and Ashley Wass, a violin and piano recital with a difference, conceived with the aim of raising money for the Lenny Trusler Children’s Foundation – a charity dedicated to providing relief from suffering and illness in very sick babies and children.
I hope you have all enjoyed a good summer break. I am just back from mine and am delighted to find that ticket sales are most encouragingly well up on last year’s record year – though some of the ‘hidden gems’ still remain to be fully discovered.
Piers Lane who is also back from the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, which he curates, tells me that the world première of Elena Kats-Chernin’s ‘The Three Dancers’ proved a great success.
I’m delighted to say that bookings for this year’s Festival have got off to an excellent start, with Postal bookings up more than 350% on last year, which in turn was our record year.
Now that web bookings have opened I hope you might also try some of the more unusual offerings – or come and see our original WIMF production of Petrushka with Russian pianist Mikhail Rudy.
Judging by the considerable response to our last e-letter there is great anticipation for the box office to open to secure best seats for our headline artists - Sir András Schiff, the Emerson Quartet, Paul Lewis & Mark Padmore, the Brodskys, the Philharmonia Orchestra…
“The kind of artist list you would only expect to find at one of the world’s great festivals such as Lucerne, Edinburgh, or Salzburg”. Robin O’Neill, Philharmonia conductor
Building on the considerable success of last year, the Festival is once again bringing a glittering array of the world’s most exciting artists.
András Schiff will be performing the ‘Last Sonatas’ of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert.