Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival includes high profile media coverage in its sponsorship repertoire
The Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival (LICMF) has been in existence since 2004 with the aim of bringing chamber music of the highest quality to remote areas of our county, and to audiences who would otherwise not have the opportunity for such a wonderful experience.
"Using a variety of venues, including churches, country houses and small village halls, we have been able to bring the joy of live music to such communities, performed by first-class musicians with truly international reputations, who thrill their audiences and enrich their enjoyment.
"We achieve this through the expertise of our Lincolnshire-born artistic director, Ashley Wass, who is fully committed to the festival - he creates imaginative and varied programmes on a different theme each year, and has also included specially-commissioned works in the repertoire which have been given their premieres in Lincolnshire!
"In 2014 we began a new venture, taking professional musicians into primary schools to give 'workshops' to as many pupils as possible, including many small village schools, and providing a wonderful opportunity for the children; one of our headteachers described our visit as 'a privilege'. These musicians then perform as part of our very successful Lunchtime Concert series at the Lincoln Drill Hall which takes place once a month from September to July.
"As part of the coming festival in August 2015, we will be including, for the first time, two programmes aimed specifically at very young audiences at Lincoln Drill Hall, one based around Debussy's "Childrens' Corner" (with one of the BBC Young Musician finalists as pianist) and the other bringing a fresh view to Alice in Wonderland, with music from twelve current British composers (including Elvis Costello) and a text by Louis de Bernieres.
"Our festival is recognised by the BBC as one of the country's leading chamber music festivals.
"They have broadcast our concerts as part of the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert series for the past four years and will be returning this year.
"Any sponsors are acknowledged and thanked in all of our programmes and brochures, and on the website, unless they choose otherwise".