Artistic Director: Julius Drake
All events take place at
Powys SY20 8AJ
Box Office: 01654 703355 (Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm) or send us an email.
Welcome to the 2016 Machynlleth Festival!
This year we are celebrating our 30th festival with a bumper collection of concerts, including superb Welsh choral singing, scintillating jazz, the finest classical music, and talks, interviews and masterclasses.
Musicians from all over the world will be arriving to sing and play in the beautiful Tabernacle, a concert hall that we can proudly boast has one of the finest acoustics in Britain and Europe.
Just to mention some of the highlights of the week:
a great Welsh tradition, Cymanfa Ganu, congregational singing in four part harmony; the wonderful male voice choir, Cantorion Gogledd Cymru; ‘Songs about us’, the family lunchtime concert which is completely free for all; a return visit by the great bass-baritone, Sir Willard White, in a programme that includes selections from the American Songbook and who also gives the Festival Masterclass, open for all to attend and learn from, when he works with gifted young singers from the British conservatories; the brilliant Budapest Café Orchestra; one of the finest British string quartets, the Navarra, making their Festival debut; ‘The Singing Cellist’, a late night hour of side splitting fun and satire; the barn storming duo of Russian violinist, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Ukranian violist, Maxim Rysanov; Pascal Rogé, doyen of French pianists, talking to Christopher Cook, and performing a ravishing programme of French piano masterpieces; the Ferio Saxophone Quartet by candlelight, bewitching us with the sound of four saxophones playing in harmony; an all Mozart programme from the rather special young Italian pianist Saskia Giorgini, this year’s winner at the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg; and our Festival Finale, the extraordinary wind quintet from the Netherlands, Calefax, who present a winning programme of much-loved classics.
Altogether a Festival to remember!