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Budleigh Salterton Musical Festival

Starts: 13th Jul 2018

A week of classical music concerts on the East Devon coast


Start Date

13th Jul 2018

End Date

21st Jul 2018


Budleigh Salterton, Devon


Apollo 5,Sunwook Kim, Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason, Merlin Ensemble, Chiaroscuro Quartet, Jess Gillam


Founded in 2005, the Budleigh Music Festival is a week-long programme of classical music featuring evening concerts with leading international performers, as well as free lunchtime concerts, typically by younger and local musicians. The evening concerts start with the Festival Wind Players on Friday 13th July in a programme that includes Mozart's Serenade for 13 wind instruments.. The vocal ensemble Apollo 5 follow on the Saturday with a varied programme from Monteverdi to Gershwin. On Monday 16th. the former winner of the Leeds piano competition Sunwook Kim performs sonatas by Mozart and Beethovan and pieces by Debussy and Brahms.

On Tuesday 17th, BBC Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Haydn's C major Cello Concerto with the Festival Orchestra, who also perform pieces by Medelssohn, Britten and Beethoven.

On Wednesday 18th the Merlin Ensemble Vienna perform trios for violin, horn and piano by Brahms, R. Strauss and Liszt.

On Thursday 19th Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns with his sister Isata to perform sonatas by Bach, Poulenc, Debussy and Brahms.

On Friday 20th, Alina Ibragimova and the Chiaroscuro quartet perform string quartets by Haydn, Betthoven and Schubert. The festival ends on Saturday 21st with the BBC Young Musician finalist, the saxophonist Jess Gillam and friends.

Disabled Facilities

St Peter's Church and the Temple Methodist Church both have wheelchair access.


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