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WIMF 11 to 26 November 2017

“This is a wonderful festival and we would not want to miss performing in Wimbledon. The acoustics are wonderful in the church and the audience warm and welcoming.” Zoltan Katona

Katona Twins: Guitar Music from Spain

Sun 19 November, St John's Church


Katona Twins

Following the 2014 Festival many people picked the fabulous Katona Twins as their highlight of the Festival

I hope that we will be able to prove again that the guitar is not only a popular instrument but that it is also worthy of any classical stage. Hopefully our use of wide range of colours and effects combined with our energetic and theatrical performance will surprise and persuade the audience to listen carefully Zoltan Katona


A golden opportunity to enjoy three wonderful string octets

Sun 12 November, Trinity Church



From several sources our friends the Wihan Quartet, returning to Wimbledon for the third time, are in sparkling form and heading up the Classical charts. Joining forces with the brilliant Sacconi Quartet, they are in just the right form for Mendelssohn’s sparkling youthful masterpiece.

Håkan Hardenberger and Colin Currie        

Wed 15 November, Trinity Church


Håkan Hardenberger and Colin Currie

Expect an extraordinary evening with two of the world’s finest virtuosi. With Håken Hardenberger you will hear the trumpet as you’ve never heard it before.
“Awesome… Flawless…brilliant… subtle…overwhelmingly versatile and adventurous.

The same words have been said of virtuoso Colin Currie: “The world's finest and most daring percussionist (Spectator)… dynamic and adventurous… thrilling… cool-headed brilliance”

WIMF Cushion  

We would like to make your visit as comfortable as possible!

We’ve looked into buying 100 or more, at £5 each, but our limited resources go first and foremost to our artists and other essential costs. Is there anyone, I wonder, who might like to sponsor a hundred or so? Or maybe just remember to bring you own cushion with you.

Elsewhere, we recommend

St Paul's School Monday 30th October

St Puals School  

Wonderful pianist Dimitri Alexeev, long time on my wish list, is performing at St Paul’s School, Monday October 30.

Brighton Early Music Festival opens on 27th October

Brighton Early Music Festival

And this year explores the origins of many well-loved classical forms including the oratorio, opera, sonata and string quartet. Highlights include a rare chance to hear Rameau’s short opera Pygmalion, (28th & 29th Oct) and Musica Poetica showcasing one of the first great oratorios – Carissimi’s poignantly beautiful Jephte (4th Nov Full).

Anthony Wilkinson, Festival Director

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Wimbledon International Music Festival 2017 Newsletter Issue no.7