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Festival Academy Orchestra sponsored by

As always we are indebted to the vicar and churchwardens of St James’ church for allowing us to use their glorious venue for our concerts

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Paul Lewis

cmf_lewis_150A very warm welcome to the 2017 Chipping Campden International Music Festival.
As ever, this year’s festival brings some of the world’s most exciting musicians to this wonderful spot in the Cotswolds, offering the chance to hear world-class performances in the most charmingly beautiful setting. The Festival Academy Orchestra will once again be in residence for a series of thrilling performances under the direction of its inspiring conductor Thomas Hull, complementing a wonderfully varied programme of chamber music and recitals for those looking for more intimate musical experiences.
The Chipping Campden International Music Festival has distinguished itself over the years as an event which presents performances by established artists of the highest quality, while at the same time nurturing talented musicians at the outset of their careers. In a world where commercialism and short term gain can often take priority over substance, the values that have always been promoted by this festival are to be cherished more than ever.
We all look forward to seeing you for two weeks of inspiring music making in May.

Paul Lewis


Julian Lloyd-Webber

julianlw_150As usual I am delighted to endorse the great educational work done by Chipping Campden International Music Festival.
This year they continued their work with young voices in local primary schools which involved around 300 students working for an intensive three week period, and also presented composition, brass, and wind workshops in secondary schools as well as a concert for early years children.
One of the most exciting developments in 2015 was the formation of the Festival Youth Academy Orchestra, and in August 2016 they ran the course for a second time with acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti as soloist in two sell out concerts. Given sufficient funding being available, the Youth Academy will now be a regular feature of their educational calendar.
The festival’s priority for 2017 is to extend its support of orchestral playing in the secondary school sector.


Patron of Education