start date: Fri 15th June 2012
end date: Sun 1st July 2012
location: Gregynog
company name: Gregynog Festival
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box office number: +44 (0)1686 207100

Gregynog, the oldest classical music festival in Wales, is curated annually on a theme drawn from its unique heritage. Gregynog Festival 2012: Venezia marks one hundred years since Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, the founders of the Festival, began purchasing their magnificent paintings of Venice by Monet, Sickert and Whistler which now hang at National Museum Cardiff.  Headline international artists include:

June 15 - The Avison Ensemble/Pavlo Beznosiuk

June 16 - Marta Rodrigo & Andreas Martin, mezzo-soprano & lute;
     Alessandro Taverna, piano

June 17 - La Venexiana/Claudio Cavina

June 18 - Hannah Stone, harp

June 21 – Rhodri Davies, harp;
      QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble

June 22 – Xuefei Yang, guitar

June 23 - Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
     Accademia Bizantina

June 24 - Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca/Giuliano Carmignola

June 29 - Hespèrion XXI/Jordi Savall

June 30 - Le Concert Spirituel/Hervé NiquetJuly 

July 1 - L’Avventura London/Zak Ozmo

Many performances are Wales debut and UK season exclusives and some are being held in Cardiff, Montgomery and Kerry as well as Gregynog Hall itself. The beautiful Gregynog estate is five miles from Newtown, Powys, and the fine acoustic of the Music Room is ideally suited to chamber, choral and early music concerts.


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