It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.
Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.
Violin and Piano
L van Beethoven ‘Spring’ Sonata No. 5 Op. 24
K M Szymanowski Violin Sonata in D minor Op. 9
Poldowski Tango for violin and piano
Jennifer Pike explores her Polish heritage through the repertoire of some of the most distinctive voices in romantic Polish music accompanied by Russian-British pianist Petr Limonov, winner of the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in 1998. Fundamental to the history of Polish music, Karol Maciej Szymanowski is considered the most celebrated Polish composer of the early 20th century and a member of the modernist movement Young Poland.