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Artistic Director's Message

Dear LCMS Friends and Supporters,


I am delighted to introduce our 2023/24 LCMS season, with beautiful classical music presented by some of the very best classical music ensembles.

We begin with string soloists from the famous orchestra of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, performing music by Mozart, Strauss and Brahms’s powerful B-flat Sextet. We feature four piano trios this season, starting with the Rosamunde Trio on October 22 in a programme of music by Beethoven, Boulanger and Smetana. The Linos Trio concert in January is built around the theme of ‘songs without words’ and includes striking music by their pianist, Prach Boondiskulchok. Trio Goya joins us in February, in a programme to include one of the pinnacles of the piano trio repertoire, Schubert’s B-flat trio, here performed on gut strings and fortepiano, nearer to how early nineteenth-century audiences would have heard it. In April, the London Bridge Trio performs music by Beethoven, Schumann and Fauré’s magical second piano quartet (with violist Ann Beilby), to commemorate his centenary.

We feature the music of J.S. Bach this year, in two concerts; with Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque on December 3 in an instrumental arrangement of the magical Goldberg Variations, and the impressive Art of Fugue performed by the Feinstein Ensemble on March 24.

Other larger ensemble concerts include the Chamber Ensemble of London on November 5, in a programme featuring Malcolm Arnold’s wonderful Concerto for Two Violins, and the strings of the English Symphony Orchestra on April 14, with Elgar’s powerful ‘Introduction and Allegro’. We welcome the Firebird Orchestra on January 28 with music by Mozart, a beautiful string orchestra piece by Ruth Gipps, and Haydn’s striking ‘Fire’ symphony No.59.

Quartets this season include the Solem Quartet, performing string quartets by Bartók and Debussy and joined by violist Shiry Rashkovsky in Mendelssohn’s beautiful first string quintet. We also welcome Amici della Musica, a new ensemble for us but with well-known musicians – Piers Lane, Philippe Graffin, Elizabeth Wallfisch (on the viola) and Raphael Wallfisch – in a varied programme culminating in Dvorˇák’s famous Piano Quartet in E-flat.

As a contrast to some of the larger ensembles, we also host the Kings Place debut of pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen on Feb 18, in a two-piano concert with Alasdair Beatson, and music by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, Messiaen and Debussy’s late masterpiece ‘En Blanc et Noir’.

We have something for everyone in our 2023/24 season, and I look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

With best wishes,


Peter FribbinsArtistic Director

London Chamber Music at Kings Place

The superb new concert hall at Kings Place – the first in London for 25 years – has opened an exciting new chapter for the London Chamber Music Society, which can trace its origins to Victorian music making in London in the 1870s, and the regular Sunday Concerts that developed at South Place and then the Conway Hall from 1929.

The inheritance of the Sunday Concerts is special, and our Concert Series aims to continue that rich legacy – which has long been part of the musical life-blood of the capital – by bringing the very best classical chamber music to London audiences at affordable prices.

The list of famous artists and ensembles appearing through the years reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of music history, and includes Henry Wood, Frank Bridge, Albert Sammons, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Goossens, Ysaye, Percy Grainger, Primrose, Harriet Cohen, Myra Hess, John Ireland and many more. Britain’s most celebrated string quartets have regularly appeared in the Series, from the Brosa and Amadeus to the Allegri, Lindsay and Chilingirian Quartets. In 2008 we moved to a beautiful new location, the Kings Place, and continue our theme of celebrating some of the best British chamber music for strings and also in commissioning new chamber works.

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The London Chamber Music Society is located at:

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Music Base,
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N1 9AG

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