Tetbury Music Festival 30 September – 3 October 2021

The Heath Quartet

Booking is now open for Tetbury Music Festival, which welcomes the finest musicians to the nearby beautiful Cotswolds town each year for a series of stunning concerts, insightful lectures and interviews.

Festival Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen said:

“The last year has been a difficult time for musicians and music lovers so I am overjoyed that live classical music will be heard in Tetbury once again this autumn. I look forward to meeting you once again in Tetbury for some joyful music making.”

The 2021 festival includes performances from the renowned Heath and Eusebius Quartets, who join forces for Mendelssohn’s much-loved Octet; Pavel Kolesnikov, following his acclaimed festival debut in 2019; and Elizabeth Kenny and her Theatre of the Ayre, presenting a compelling evening of English and Italian baroque music.

Outstanding singers Carolyn Sampson and Tim Mead perform some of Handel’s finest duets in a special Gala concert celebrating the golden wedding anniversary of Tetbury supporters Sir Martin and Lady Smith. Included in the programme is the world premiere of Two as One, a stunning new work from composer Michael Berkeley.

HOW TO BUY TICKETS: https://www.tetburymusicfestival.org/

Tetbury Music Festival Programme

Thursday 30 September, 7pm

Theatre of the AyreTheatre of the Ayre ‘Musick al’Italliana’

Matthew Truscott, Jane Gordon violins

Jonathan Manson viola da gamba

Robert Howarth harpsichord

Elizabeth Kenny theorbo / guitar

English and Italian Trio Sonatas from the Seventeenth Century

Doors Open at 6:15PM
From 7:00PM to 9:15PM

Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton, GL6 9BP

Ticket price
£10.00 – £35.00

Friday 1 October, 7pm

Heath Quartet and Eusebius Quartet

Haydn, Schumann, Schulhoff and Mendelssohn’s Octet

Venue: Holy Trinity Minchinhampton

Saturday 2 October, 3.30pm

Handel in London

A lecture by Dame Jane Glover DBE

Venue: The Goods Shed


Saturday 2 October, 6.30pm

Gala Concert

Carolyn Sampson soprano

Tim Mead counter tenor

Jonathan Cohen director

Players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Great Handel Love Duets and the World Premiere of Michael Berkeley’s Two as One

Venue: St Marys’ Church


Sunday 3 October, 5pm

Pavel Kolesnikov piano

Schumann, Beethoven and Bach’s Goldberg Variations

St Marys’ Church, Tetbury, GL8 8JG

Doors Open at 4:30PM
Starts at 5:00PM

Ticket price

£10.00 – £35.00

Who is at the Tetbury Music Festival?

Pavel Kolesnikov

Pavel Kolesnikov performs at the Tetbury Music FestivalThe Russian pianist began learning the piano and violin at the age of six and has performed across Europe to high acclaim.

London-based Kolesnikov has won prizes at more than 15 international competitions, including first prize at the prestigious Delia Steinberg Piano Competition in Madrid.

Pavel has given recitals across the globe including at the international Piano Series at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and the Rosas Dance Company is performing a reworking of the the Bach Goldberg Variations.


Eusebius Quartet

Eusebius Quartet

The Quartet consists of Violists Beatrice Philips, Venetia Jollands and Hannah Shaw, with Hannah Sloane on cello. Outstanding and talented musicians in their own right, collectively they are rightly acclaimed and often collaborate with other world-renowned classical performers.

The group also work tireless with workshops and courses to make music accessible for all.

The Eusebius Quartet was formed in 2016 and release their debut CD in autumn 2021.

The quartet takes its name from Robert Schumann’s fictional philosophical and dreamy character invented for his musical journal writings.