It gives me the greatest pleasure in welcoming you to the 2021 West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival!
After our Fermata films last year it feels even more special to be back in real 3D and celebrating our tenth anniversary with you, our wonderful audience.
Benjamin Britten put it so beautifully when describing the Holy Triangle of live performance, giving equal importance to Perfomer, Composer AND Listener. I think we have all come to appreciate just how critical the listener is in this complex and nuanced relationship.
The last year has certainly been a challenge without live performance, forcing us all to stay creative and present music in new and innovative ways. However, I think we all realise now more than ever just how important the live experience is - these rare moments in our busy lives that allow us to come together and share something unique and beautiful.
I look forward to sharing our exciting tenth anniversary programme with you here in the coming weeks.