230729 Cambridge Summer Music


Schubert - Selected Lieder

Schubert - Fantasie in F minor for four hands

Schubert - Violin Sonata in A minor

Schubert - Piano Sonata in C minor

Two hours plus interval


Ben Johnson - tenor

Louis Schwizgebel - piano

Martin James Bartlett - piano

Alena Beava - violin

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Festival Director Ben Johnson introduces this special evening concert, celebrating the music of Franz Schubert and marking the end of the 2023 Festival.

The programme includes a selection of Franz Schubert’s most beautiful Lieder, Fantasy for four hands in F minor, Violin Sonata in A minor and the Piano Sonata in C minor.

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel has been described as “a genuine virtuoso, a spirited young genius with real depth” (Fono Forum) and an “insightful musician” (New York Times). He is praised repeatedly for his poise, elegance, imagination, expressive lyricism and crystalline articulation, making him one of the finest Schubert interpreters of our time.

Ben Johnson is a celebrated interpreter of Schubert Lieder, having performed the composer extensively with pianists Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles and Maria João Pires. He and Schwizgebel have recently given an acclaimed tour of Schubert’s Winterreise and unite again for a selection of the composer’s finest songs.

The concert will also welcome musicians who have performed in this year’s festival to add to the gala celebration that is the closing concert of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2023.

Generously supported by the Cavatina Trust

more about Cambridge Summer Music

Since 1980, Cambridge Summer Music (CSM) has brought world-class music and musicians to Cambridge for the enjoyment of everyone in the city and the wider area.

CSM’s annual Summer Music Festival makes an important contribution to the cultural life of our great city, with a programme of high-quality concerts in the second half of July including performances by outstanding soloists, chamber ensembles, choirs, orchestras and bands. Each year, we entertain around 15,000 local, national and international concert-goers of all ages and backgrounds.

We also present popular annual Spring and Christmas concerts, and support talented young artists through new music commissions and performance opportunities. In the coming years, the trustees of CSM have pledged to increase their commitment to music awareness and education for children in the wider Cambridge area.

All of our concerts are presented in historic and beautiful venues, including college chapels, city churches, concert halls and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. These venues offer opportunities for audiences to visit and experience wonderful Cambridge places and spaces, such as College chapels and precincts, to which they might otherwise have little access.

Cambridge Summer Music is a registered charity and is led by its board of trustees.