Delft Chamber Music Festival

July 26 - August 2, 2024

Would you like to relive the 26th edition of the Delft Chamber Music Festival that took place last summer? Then check out our Flickr account for photos of this year and previous editions. Artistic director Nino Gvetadze put together a wonderful program around the theme “On a journey”. National and international top musicians, young masters and young talents treated the enthusiastic audience to varied music for 8 days!

We look forward to seeing you next summer in Delft from July 26 until August 2, 2024.

Here you'll find programme 2024
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Delft Chamber Music Festival in the press

Reviews 2023

De Volkskrant wrote, among other things, about Gareth Lubbe's overtone vocals on Friday evening: "A magical moment, when Gareth Lubbe's high whistles begin to rise and fall. After soft exclamations of surprise, the audience hangs on its lips. It is magical when above the fundamental note the formants (very high whistles) loosen up and begin to rise and fall." ★★★★

NRC Handelsblad wrote about the Opening Concert: "Violinist Candida Thompson has a more pleasant tone in Brahms' First Piano Quartet, and after a short break it sounds balanced, especially when the three strings play long notes simultaneously or take turns interlocking." ●●●

Trouw headlined "Dutch masters prove in Delft that you don't necessarily have to travel far for quality". Peter van der Lint wrote about the combination of music and museum visits: "Particularly nice, and this formula of a festival that has existed for more than a quarter of a century and has proven itself again and again - now for the second year firmly under the direction of pianist Nino Gvetadze - reinvents." ★★★★

The online magazine Arts Talk Magazine wrote about the world premiere of And these hands ('Hollandse Meesters', 29 July): "But the outstanding piece was Vanessa Lann's world premiere of And These Hands for violin and viola, played by Tosca Opdam and Gareth Lubbe who once again produced his miraculous and earthy breath-singing.The set-up of eight music stands along which the musicians moved as they played, was a simple but very effective device to increase the tension, and attention, of the audience – simply ingenuous."
About Rhapsody in Blue ('America' Aug 3) Arts Talk Magazine wrote: "If you close your eyes it's easy to imagine yourself hailing a yellow taxi in Fifth Avenue in the rush hour. Tonight's performance featured, of course, Ms Gvetadze on piano and a reduced five-piece ensemble, as opposed to the full twenty-two piece orchestra.Few in number they may have been, but they certainly delivered the goods with gusto and verve, sweeping us along like a crowd making headlong for Grand Central Station.

De Nieuwe Muze wrote about 'The Silk Road' (Aug. 1) "What a brilliant idea of ​​Gvetadze to enrich her 'On a journey' theme with a self-devised multimedia project about the famous Silk Road!"

Would you like to reminisce about the previous festivals? Check out our Flickr account HERE. Or enjoy the the concerts of 2021 HERE.

Artistic direction

Programme highlights

Festivaldata 2024

Are you putting the festival dates for next year in your agenda? In a summer setting you can enjoy lots of beautiful chamber music at intimate locations in and around Delft from July 26 to August 2.

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Festival app

Dit jaar hebben we weer een festivalapp. Nu niet alleen voor iPhone, maar óók voor Android! De app is gratis verkrijgbaar in de App Store en de Play Store. Zo kun je onderweg makkelijk checken waar en wanneer onze concerten zijn. Met grote dank aan Allister Smith die de app bouwde.

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