Co-founded in 2009 by Artistic Director Wu Qian and Tessa Marchington (Festival Director 2009-19), the is an annual gathering of world class musicians, showcasing the beautiful region of the Surrey Hills. The annual festival gives local music-lovers a chance to hear the very best classical performers right on their doorstep – this year including Tenebrae, The Julian Bliss Quintet, cellist Gary Hoffman and the Sitkovetsky Trio. Hosted in beautiful and intimate venues, each setting is carefully chosen to complement the festival programme, and allows audiences a very real sense of involvement and engagement with the musicians.
Allianz Musical Insurance proudly continued its sponsorship of the festival this year, becoming the 2023 Young & Emerging Artists sponsor. This focused on the inclusion of two Young Artist Concerts in this year’s festival, which we were delighted to be able to attend in person.