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Young Artist Interview – Ashley Fripp (piano)

Young Artist Interview – Ashley Fripp (piano)

We caught up with past festival debut artist Ashley Fripp (piano) to get the inside track on why he became a musician and how he's coped with lockdown. What has music given you? It is difficult to even summarise what music has given me! It is a way of life, a...

FAQs – 2021 Festival

FAQs – 2021 Festival

While we can't wait for the festival to get started, we know you'll have lots of questions about what the festival will look like this year and how we are dealing with Covid-19. We are carefully monitoring government guidelines and will continually update this page if...

Something new for 2021

Something new for 2021

With the morning mist rising off the lakes, the majestic contours of the hills and the breathtaking views atop their peaks, it’s no wonder so many musicians, painters and writers found inspiration here in an UNESCO world heritage site. We absolutely love getting out...

NEWS – Steven Osborne opens the 2021 festival

NEWS – Steven Osborne opens the 2021 festival

Friday 30 July - Ambleside Parish Church @ 7.30pm Steven Osborne (piano) opens our 2021 festival, celebrating not just the return of live music to Cumbria, but the extraordinary achievement of our founder Renna Kellaway MBE who recently retired as our artistic...

Interview with the Consone Quartet

Interview with the Consone Quartet

We caught up with past Festival Debut Artists the Consone Quartet to find out how the ins and outs of being in quartet, how they work together and how they’ve been coping with lockdown.

Dates announced for 2021

Dates announced for 2021

We are very excited to announce the provisional dates of our 2021 summer festival from Friday 30 July - Sunday 8 August. As we continue to respond to ongoing guidance we are optimistic for the future and look forward to welcoming you to a re-designed 2021 festival....

A new era begins here

A new era begins here

It will come as no surprise to hear how much I have been looking forward to sending news of the 2021 Festival, with concerts from outstanding soloists and chamber ensembles, masterclasses, and festival debut performances from some of the most exciting young artists of their generation.