All events take place at
Powys SY20 8AJ
Artistic Director: Julius Drake
Box Office: 01654 703355 (Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm) or send us an email.
Click HERE to download the 2013 Festival Brochure.
Welcome to the 27th Machynlleth Festival, a unique week of music making that includes jazz from Zoe and Idris Rahman, The Côr Godre’r Aran Male Voice Choir, talks, congregational hymn singing and a final four days of inspiring classical concerts.
Machynlleth’s glorious Tabernacle is undoubtedly one of the best halls for chamber music in Europe and it will host masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich and Britten; we’ll hear an evening of violin and piano sonatas by Beethoven, given by one of the finest duos in the world; Chopin’s complete Nocturnes in two atmospheric late night concerts from the leading Australian pianist, Piers Lane; an actor, singer and pianist telling the sad story of Brahms’ love for Clara Schumann; the brilliant young Swiss-Chinese prodigy, Louis Schwizgebel who won 2nd prize in the leading piano competition in the world last year; lunchtime concerts, interviews, a Masterclass with young pianists and complimentary introductions to each evening concert from the brilliant Christopher Cook; and to raise the roof a free Children’s Concert, from a pair of dazzling percussionists, “O Duo”.
I look forward to seeing you at the concerts and I hope you’ll enjoy them all as much as I will!
Julius Drake, Artistic Director