Leamington Music


Summer Concert

27 June 2014

Westcombe Brass play a varied programme from Bach’s Fugue in G minor and Handel’s Hornpipe from The Water Music to Ricketts’s Colonel Bogey March and Berlin’s Putting on the Ritz.


Leamington Music Festival Weekends

2 – 5 May, 30 May and 1 June 2014

Ensemble 360, Marek Bracha, Royal String Quartet, Longbow, Guarneri Piano Trio, Kevin Bowyer, Okeanos, Hepplewhite Piano Trio, Wihan String Quartet, Martin Kasik, Kinsky Piano Trio, Edward Dusinberre, Charles Owen


Leamington Music’s Ninth Winter Season

The 2014/15 Leamington Music winter season opens on Tuesday 7 October in St Mary’s Church Warwick with the K’antu Ensemble plus a RSC actor giving a programme of music of Shakespeare’s time to mark the 450th anniversary. The monthly early music series continues with concerts from The Dufay Collective with Clara Sanabras (4 November), Stile Antico (9 December), She’Koyokh (National Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January), La Serenissima (24 February) and The Bach Players (24 March).

The International String Quartet series at the Royal Pump Rooms Leamington features the Allegri Quartet (10 October), the Takacs Quartet (13 November), the Zemlinsky Quartet (28 November), Jubilee Quartet (30 January), Brodsky Quartet (20 February) and Villiers Quartet (20 March). Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven are the core composers in the programmes, but there are also quartets by Strauss, Zemlinsky and Delius, which will create extra interest for our audiences.

Before Christmas there are concerts by the Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo, winners of the 2014 Leamington Music Prize and the Mellstock Band with a Christmas programme. The Music in the Round season starts on Sunday 18 January with the Benyounes String Quartet and also includes concerts with Emma Johnson (clarinet) and John Lenehan and Ensemble 360.

Priority booking for the Friends of Leamington Music opens in June and general booking in July. Please call 01926 497000 or email richard@leamingtonmusic.org for further details.

Our Previous Winter Season:


Early Music Series

Tuesdays, 1 October 2013 to 25 March 2014

The English Concert

Handel Music for Vespers

Joglaresa Directed by Belinda Sykes

London Baroque with Emma Kirkby

Choir of New College Oxford

Stile Antico


International String Quartet Series

Fridays, 4 October 2013 to 13 March 2014

(The final concert is on a Thursday)

Danish String Quartet

Arcadia String Quartet

Benyounes String Quartet

Atrium String Quartet

London Haydn String Quartet

Martinu String Quartet


Music in the Round Series

Sundays, 12 January to 16 March 2014

Cropper-Welsh-Roscoe Piano Trio

O Duo

Ensemble 360



Family Concerts

Weekend mornings, 9 November 2013 to 16 February 2014

Three delightful events designed specially for children

I Flautisti

O Duo

Ensemble 360 with Polly Ives


Tuesday 5 November

Winners of the 2013 Leamington Music Prize.


Wednesday 18 December 2013

The Mellstock Band


We open the season on 1 October in St Mary's Church Warwick with The English Concert celebrating its fortieth anniversary. With Arts Council England funding, this prestigious concert will be given only in Liverpool and Warwick. In our eighth winter season, the Early Music Series in Warwick is the strongest yet and promises a feast for those who love singing. A collaboration with English Touring Opera and the University of Warwick in an all Handel programme follows on 12 November and the Christmas Concert on 10 December, will see the return of Joglaresa. In the New Year, Emma Kirkby and London Baroque are followed by the Choir of New College Oxford giving one of its last concerts with Edward Higginbottom before he retires. We end with Stile Antico, without whom, no season would be complete.

The International String Quartet series at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington starts on Friday 4 October with the return of the Danish String Quartet, to be followed by the Arcadia Quartet from Romania who succeeded them as winners of the London International String Quartet Competition. The Atrium Quartet from Russia, winners in 2003, return for the fourth time on 24 January and the season ends with the Martinu Quartet, playing two quintets with cellist Gemma Rosefield. We introduce the Benyounes Quartet and the London Haydn Quartet for debuts here.

The Music in the Round series at the Bridge House Theatre opens on Sunday 12 January with the popular Piano Trio of Peter Cropper, Moray Welsh and Martin Roscoe. In February, a day of percussion with O Duo is followed by an exciting programme with Ensemble 360 involving film. The leading baroque group Florilegium returns to finish the season on 16 March.

There are three other concerts before Christmas; the annual Leamington Music Prize winners, a Family Concert with the vivacious recorder quartet I Flautisti and the charming Mellstock Band celebrating Christmas in the Lord Leycester Hospital.

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Celebrating the bicentenary of the opening of the Royal Pump Rooms, the twenty fifth anniversary of these Festival Weekends, the fortieth anniversary of The Dvorak Society, Czech Music Year 2014, the seventieth birthday of Robin Holloway and the centenaries of Wilfrid Mellers and William Lloyd Webber.

Edward Dusinberre

Edward Dusinberre returns to his home town to play a concert in honour of one of his teachers and mentors, Paul Russell, in the Royal Pump Rooms on Sunday, 1 June, at 4.00pm

Kinsky trio

The Kinsky Piano Trio plays in Leamington for the first time. The Royal Pump Rooms on Friday, 30 May, at 7.30pm

Book up now!

for Leamington Music 2013/2014 Winter Season
During the Priority Booking Period, all bookings to be made at the Bridge House Theatre Warwick Box Office.
Online – www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk. Or call 01926 776438
Box Office open Mondays to Fridays 10am – 5pm. Saturdays 10am – 2pm.

Early Music Series

£20.00 and £17.50 front central area reserved, £14.50 unreserved rear nave and £11.50 unreserved side aisles.

International String Quartets

£18.00 and £15.00 reserved central block and £12.00 unreserved sides.

Music in the Round

£16.50 and £12.50 stalls and £12.50 gallery. (Except O Duo, all seats £12.50). All seats numbered.

Family Concerts

O Duo and Ensemble 360 – £8.00 adults and £3.00 children stalls, £6.00 adults and £2.50 children gallery. All seats numbered.
I Flautisti – £5.00 adults and £3.00 children. All unreserved.

Leamington Music Prize Winners Concert

£10.00 adult, £1.00 children. All unreserved.

The Mellstock Band


Tickets for children and students

£1.00 at all concerts except Family Concerts, bookable in advance with full price adult tickets or standby on the doors.


The Leamington Music concerts are made possible by support from:

  • Arts Council England, Early Music Network, Warwick District Council, Leamington Town Council, Warwick Town Council, Mrs Godfrey–Payton Trust, John Paul Getty jnr Trust, Ratcliffe Trust, Low-Beer Trust, Saintbury Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Decision Models, Presto Classical, Wright Hassall Solicitors, telent, Michael and Halldora Blair, Roger Cadbury, Murray Campbell, Peter Glanfield, Gaston Hall, Jonathan Holden, Diane Holt, Roger Massie, Georgina Middleton, Maurice Millward, Kay Pechal, Margaret Pringle, Howard Skempton, Gabrielle Swabey and David and Gina Wilson.
  • The Royal Leamington Spa Decorative & Fine Arts Society and Coventry and Leamington Hearing Centres are Corporate Patrons.

About Leamington Music

Leamington Music is a registered charity number 1117723 that was launched in July 2006 and aims to maintain Leamington and district as a musical centre dedicated to promoting excellent music.

Music-making at an international level like this can only be put on and sustained by the generosity of our supporters and if you would like to be involved in ensuring that Leamington Music continues to flourish please join the Friends of Leamington Music or contact us directly.

Contact Us

Richard Phillips 01926 497000 richard@leamingtonmusic.org

Veronica Phillips veronica@leamingtonmusic.org

Leamington Music reserves the right to change programmes, artists or venues if it becomes necessary.