Monday 23 August 2021

New artistic directors Rosalind Ventris & Joseph Fort announce programme for their first Cowbridge Music Festival

Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch (Photo Andy Morgan)
Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch (Photo Andy Morgan)
In April this year it was announced that husband and wife team, Rosalind Ventris and Joseph Fort were the new directors of the Cowbridge Music Festival, based at the Welsh town of Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. And now their first festival programme has been announced. 

Running from 1 to 16 October 2021, the festival features nine concerts with each evening event being repeated.  The festival is opened by the Feinstein Ensemble in a programme of Baroque concertos, and the closing event is jazz from the Clare Teal Trio. 

In between Welsh harpist Catrin Finch joins forces with Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita, mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons and pianist Christopher Glynn are joined by violist and festival artistic director Rosalind Ventris for music by Brahms and Clara Schumann, Franco-Belgian cellist makes her Welsh debut alongside regular duo partner, pianist Julien Brocal in music by Ravel, Franck and Chopin. And there are concerts from the Piatti Quartet, the Hot Club of Jupiter and pianist Luke Jones, who gives the festival's young artists recital performing Liszt's sonata alongside a festival commission from Sarah Lianne Lewis

Full details from the Cowbridge Music Festival website.

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