Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2021

It is with very great regret, following the restrictions publicised by the Welsh Government, that the decision has been taken to cancel this year’s festival. We are so enormously grateful for all the support and enthusiasm that we have received in organising the festival and are devastated that we have had to come to this decision. This has been an extremely difficult time for the musicians who haven’t had an opportunity to perform since March and to whom the hope that the festival might take place was a glimmer of light on the horizon. Very sadly this light has now had to be extinguished.

We now very much look forward to seeing you at the Fitzwilliam at Hay Chamber Music Festival 2021! With very many thanks for your support.

About the festival 2021…

Please watch this space for updates on the proposed programme which will be published in the new year. Writer, lecturer and broadcaster Richard Wigmore will also be running his wonderfully informative study sessions on the works to be performed.

The Black Mountains Chamber Music Trust 

The Fitzwilliam at Hay Chamber Music Festival takes place in and around Hay-on-Wye and is organised by The Black Mountains Chamber Music Trust. The Trust exists to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and knowledge of music through concerts, talks, classes and other associated events, including outreach sessions in dementia and mental health centres, as well as schools. The festival works collaboratively with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet but also includes other performance groups, often acting as a springboard for talented young players in the early stages of their careers.