Summer Festival Success

It wouldn’t be Summer without our Summer Festival and we were pleased to open The Menuhin Hall doors to thousands of people as we celebrated eight days of amazing music.

88 musicians, including all of our YMS pupils, performed over 100 pieces of music across a range of events including picnics, showcases and concerts. We also welcomed nearly 90 young musicians and teachers from the local communities to take part in a special workshop in partnership with the Benedetti Foundation and Surrey Music Hub.

One of the Festival highlights was our much-loved Orchestral Picnic. Audience members enjoyed their picnic spreads within our grounds in Cobham, Surrey, before being treated to a performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and music by Mendelssohn, Debussy and Bottesini. Watch the concert below.

The Festival also made its way to Kings Place in London for one night with a special celebratory concert which showcased our graduating students and Director of Music, Ashley Wass, with repertoire by Dvořák, Saint-Saëns and Schubert. Ashley also opened the Festival with our pupils (pictured above) for a concert including Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2.

The Festival closed with a triumphant sell-out concert by conductor, viola player and YMS Associate Artist, Maxim Rsyanov, who performed as a soloist and conducted our Senior Orchestra, which featured Elgar’sIntroduction and Allegro for Strings, Tabakova’s Cello Concerto and Arpeggione Sonata by Schubert.

Watch the Orchestral Picnic and Finale concert below.

You can watch all of the Summer Festival concerts and read the full musical programme on The Menuhin Hall website.

11 Jul 2022