Lunchtime Concerts 2023-24

Music & Performance
18 January - 11 April 2024
13:00 - 14:00


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Event Description

Leicester International Music Festival present the 78th season of Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts 2023-24


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The Leicester International Music Festival brings the world's finest musicians to a magnificent setting.

Enjoy world-class chamber music in the Victorian Gallery, at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.

Lunchtime Concerts take place on selected Thursdays at 1pm and last for one hour. Doors open at 12.30pm.

Lunchtime Concert 2023-24 Programme (Part 2):

  • Thursday 18th January 2024: GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC WINDS

    The Guildhall School’s flagship wind ensemble visits Leicester for the first time.

  • Thursday 1st February: CHETHAM’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC

    A welcome return visit by the very talented students of the UK’s largest specialist music school.

  • Thursday 15th February: IYAD SUGHAYER (PIANO)

    The third instalment of Iyad Sughayer’s Mozart Sonata cycle.

  • Thursday 29th February: BONE-AFIDE

    BONE-AFIDE is an international chamber ensemble made up of some of Europe’s leading young Trombonists. The group strives to showcase the versatility of the Trombone, performing works from all genres and periods with the aim of defying stereotypes surrounding the instrument.


    Best known as a member of the Doric Quartet, French violist Hélène Clément is the current holder of the viola previously owned by both Frank Bridge and Benjamin Britten. This instrument, made by Francesco Giussani, in Italy, in 1843 was given to Britten as he left England in 1939 by his ‘musical father’. Since first playing this viola, Hélène has aimed to create a testament to both composers by championing their repertoire for the viola, including Bridge’s cello sonata arranged for viola. Her partner is the outstanding Scottish pianist, Alasdair Beatson, who has built an enviable reputation for his work with singers and instrumentalists.

  • Thursday 11th April: THEO PLATT (BARITONE) & KEVAL SHAH (PIANO)

    British-Russian baritone Theodore Platt has received several prices: He was the winner of the 3rd Prize at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, 2nd Prize at the 2019 Kathleen Ferrier Award, and 1st Prize at the 2018 Lies Askonas Competition.

    Keval Shah is a sought-after accompanist and chamber musician, appearing at venues including Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. He has been engaged at the Aldeburgh festival, Oxford Lieder festival, and Heidelberger Frühling Festival.

For further programme details for each concert, please view the Leicester International Music Festival website.

Tickets: £15
ook in advance online or purchase from the Museum Shop in person or call 0116 225 4920.

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