We had a fantastic festival, with full houses, wonderful appreciative audiences and stunning performances. Huge thanks to everyone; helpers, friends and supporters, funders and audience members, who made the whole thing possible.
Details of next year's festival.
We organised two new projects; a performance of Puccini’s La Boheme, working with Dominic Harlan (left) who for several years has been inspiring pupils at various local schools as part of Roman River’s music days programme, and a series of masterclasses given by the amazing musicians who came to play in the Festival.
We performed our family concert in three venues including for the first time Nayland, with three vibrant young string players and an expert animateur.
We heard four rising stars; the mezzo soprano Caryl Hughes, harpsichordist David Wright, cellist Adrian Brendel and clarinettist Matthew Hunt.
We welcomed Juliet Jopling’s exciting new quartet from Oslo the Engegard Quartet (above) and the established and popular pianist Ian Brown.
Spring sky by 2011 Festival Artist Jacqueline Taber
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Roman River Festival funded by our friends and supporters and by
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