‘Amazing’, ‘wonderful’, ‘brilliant’, ‘a triumph’, ‘more please’…
Just some of the feedback we have had for our virtual Mozart Minifest. This year coming from the Wiltshire Music Centre, just down the road from our Bath home, and with our musicians performing to an empty house thanks to Covid-19 and the havoc it has caused.
‘A blueprint for festival organisers facing similar difficulties’ said Classic FM.
Planned in less than two weeks, this sometimes felt more like a leap in the dark than pioneering, but we pulled it off!
Outstanding artists, from Steven Osborne – whose sublime playing of Rachmaninov’s First Sonata thrilled audiences across the world – to the Gould Piano Trio, the ‘dream team’ of Jack Liebeck & Katya Apekisheva, and festival favourites the Nash Ensemble, illustrated again why Bath Mozartfest enjoys critical acclaim and has a reputation for presenting the very finest chamber music
And you, our audience responded by joining us virtually, not only our loyal live audience but those discovering the Bath Mozartfest for the first time. We were thrilled to welcome new supporters from several continents and all corners of the UK.
We hope you will continue to support us. These are very challenging times and sadly, despite pared back costs, outstanding reviews and good ticket sales, the Virtual Mozart Minifest will still incur a significant financial loss. If you are able to help us, please do so via the DONATE button at the top of this page. Thank you.
BBC Radio 3 has recorded the Mozart Minifest concerts given by Melvyn Tan; the Doric String Quartet & Michael Collins; and Olivier Stankiewicz, Amy Harman & Alasdair Beatson, they will air on 29, 30, 31 December 2020, please visit www.bbc.com to check timings.