|Whittington Castle - photo David Preston|
The performers are a group of young artists many of whom are playing throughout the festival, a format which enables audience members to really get to know players. The performers this year come from a wide variety of countries providing a fine international flavour and include artistic director & cellist James Barralet (UK), violinist Kristine Balanas (Latvia), bassoonist Joost Bosdijk (Holland), cellist Nathaniel Boyd (UK), violinist Bogdan Božović (Serbia), pianist Simon Callaghan (UK), violinist Tim Crawford (UK), pianist Caspar Frantz (Germany), violist Léa Hennino (France), violist Mark Holloway (USA), violinist Laura Lutzke (USA), clarinetist Chris Richards (UK), cellist Ditta Rohmann (Hungary), oboist Olivier Stankiewicz (France), violist Rosalind Ventris (UK) and horn player Katy Woolley (UK).
There is free admission to the concerts for 8 to 25 year olds. Full details from the festival website.