Leamington Music’s fourteenth Winter Season began on Friday 4 October when the Esmé Quartet from Korea, winners of the 2018 London International String Quartet Competition, gave a stunning performance at the Royal Pump Rooms on its first UK tour – if you missed them in Leamington and have the chance to see them elsewhere, make sure you do!
The Investec International String Quartet Series on Friday evenings continued with the London Haydn Quartet with Eric Hoeprich clarinet on 1 November and the Talich Quartet from Czech Republic (29 November), continuing in the New Year with the Van Kuijk Quartet from France and winners of the London Competition in 2015 (24 January), the Consone Quartet (28 February) and Pražák Quartet from Czech Republic (20 March).
The Early Music at St Mary’s Church Warwick Series opened with The Gesualdo Six on 8 October, who were followed by with Musica Secreta on 12 November, and Stile Antico (10 December). 2020 sees concerts from The Gonzaga Band (28 January), Dowland Works, celebrating Dame Emma Kirkby’s 70th birthday (18 February) and The Orlando Consort (24 March).
Other concerts in the season come from the 2019 Leamington Music Prize winners, the Palisander Recorder Quartet, The Mellstock Band, The Carice Singers, Lauren Zhang (winner 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year), and Ensemble 360.
Booking for the Winter Season opened at the beginning of July with a fortnight’s Priority Booking period for the Friends of Leamington Music – download the Friends Application Form 2019-20 to join the Friends to take advantage of this for the Leamington Music Festival in May.
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Richard Phillips MBE, Festival Director