Welcome to the 2021 West Meon Music Festival

We are delighted to present the programme for this year's festival.
Thanks to generous suport from the Lottery Community Fund, Kawai and Coach House Pianos we are able to present 11 events this year, some of which are free-to attend.




Thursday 9th September 7:30pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 1

Opening Concert
The Primrose Piano Quartet and Kirsten Jenson, cello



Piano Quartet in G minor K478


Violin Sonata in A Major Op.100


Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op.15



Friday 10th September 3pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon




Masterclasses with talented young string players and pianists from the area. Free entry.



Friday 10th September 7pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 2

Pictures at an Exhibition
Roman Kosyakov, piano.



Recital by the winner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and Alexander Scriabin International Piano Competitions.


Andante and Five Variations for Piano Duet

with John Thwaites


Sonata Op.10, No.3 in E flat


Pictures at an Exhibition

Ticket price includes a glass of wine.

Concert ends at 8:45pm



Friday 10th September 9:30pm (45 mins)

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 3

Who's afraid of Arnold Schoenberg?


The Primrose present an informal and entertaining introduction to Schoenberg and his music.


Arnold Schoenberg

Six Little Piano Pieces Op.19

Arnold Schoenberg

String Trio Op.45

Refeshments available before the concert



Saturday 11th September 11am

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 4

The Magic Carpet

Children's Concert. A Magic musical journey with the Primrose Quartet.
Free event supported by the Lottery Community Fund, with collection in aid of the Rosemary Foundation

Refreshments available from 10:30



Saturday 11th September 11:30am

All Saints Church, East Meon

Concert 5

Laura Snowden

Laura Snowden

Hailed a "string sensation" by BBC Music Magazine, top young guitarist Laura Snowden will present an exciting and colourful programme including Villa-Lobos and her own compositions.

Ticket price includes coffee, served from 11am

Southampton classical guitar society

This concert is upported by the Southampton Classical Guitar Society in memory of John Coffey



Saturday 11th September 3pm (1 hour)

Church of Our Lady, Warnford

Concert 4

Maxim Calver, solo cello

Maxim Calver

BBC Young Musician Strings winner in 2018, Maxim Calver's programme will feature works by Bach and George Crumb.

A free event supported by the Lottery Community Fund, with collection in aid of the Rosemary Foundation.
NB. Due to the size of the church tickets are restricted to 2 per household on a first-come, first-served basis. See ticket page for details. In the event of social distancing regulations not being lifted, this concert may have to move to one of the other venues.




Saturday 11th September 6.30pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Pre-concert talk, "Brahms' Horn Trio"
with Steven Stirling & John Thwaites

Duration 30mins



Saturday 11th September 7.30pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 5

Brahms Horn Trio

with Steven Stirling, horn.

Steven Stirling



Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano


Divertimento for String Trio K563


Horn Trio Op.40




Saturday 11th September 9pm

The Thomas Lord, West Meon

Brilliant local band Rehab play at the Thomas Lord Pub. Free entry with a collection in aid of the Rosemary Foundation.



Sunday 12th September 11:30am

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 6

Coffee Concert
The Primrose Piano Quartet


Pablo de Sarasate



Arpeggione Sonata for Cello and Piano


Impromptu in G flat D899


Violin Sonata G Major, Op.78, arranged for viola and piano,

Pablo de Sarasate

Gipsy Airs for violin and piano

Coffee & biscuits included in ticket price served from 11am.

Concert 80 mins, no interval



Sunday 12th September 3pm

St John the Evangelist, West Meon

Concert 7

Festival Finale

with guests , violin and Kirsten Jenson, cello.



Joseph Haydn

String Quartet D major, Op.76, No.5


Barcarolle for Piano Quartet

Robert Schumann

Piano Quintet

Ticket price includes tea and cakes, served in the interval




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Now in its ninth year, the West Meon Music Festival brings world-class chamber music performances to rural Hampshire.The West Meon Music Festival is run by the Primrose Piano Quartet, Susanne Stanzeleit, Dorothea Vogel, Andrew Fuller & John Thwaites

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