West Dean College music events

West Dean College

Edward James: Patron of Music and Dance

Although most widely known for his patronage of artists such as Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, Edward James – the fonder of West Dean College – followed in a tradition of patronage dating back to the Renaissance by sponsoring contemporary composers.

West Dean has 2 campuses located in West Sussex and London.

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    June 28, 2024
    We are delighted to welcome the esteemed Chilingirian String Quartet back to West Dean College for this unique evening to celebrate West Dean founder, Edward James, on the 40th Anniversary of his death in 1984. Edward James, a passionate supporter...
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    August 21, 2024
    Roy will talk about and introduce Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, one of the great cornerstones of Western music, and he will be playing parts of it to illustrate. This recital is an introduction to one of the foundations of western musical culture, a...
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    August 20, 2024
    Featuring guitarist, Detlev Bork, tenor, Matthias Horn, mandolinist, Iain Lennon, and the Treske String Quartet. Tickets are £18 and must be purchased online and in advance. Please bring your digital ticket with you. Parking is available in the West Dean College car...
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    August 18, 2024
    Open Day 12.30pm-7pm | Recital By Kevin Loh, 6pm Book your tickets to join us at our Classical Guitar Festival Open Day on Sunday 18 August 2024, including a recital by Kevin Loh. The Open Day will again celebrate all things...
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    August 17, 2024
    Paul Galbraith is a Scottish international concert and recording artist. He is renowned for his highly acclaimed transcriptions and development of the vertical guitar posture with his eight-string ‘Brahms guitar’. Tickets are £18 and must be purchased online and in...
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    August 19, 2024
    Berta is a Latin Grammy Award-Winning guitarist from Paraguay, an international concert artist and Associate Professor of Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. Tickets are £18 and must be purchased online and in advance. Please bring your digital ticket with...
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    September 23, 2023
    The Old Library, West Dean College Join us for an evening recital of music by Shostakovich: the Cello Sonata and the Piano Trio. No. 2 performed by Roy Stratford (piano), Marina Solarek (violin) and Kim Mackrell (cello) (pictured). The recital...
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    August 22, 2023
    Irina Kircher is an international concert artist, composer and teacher from Stuttgart, Germany. She is also Director of the Guitar Department at Stuttgarter Musikschule. Irina’s husband and duo partner, Alfonso Montes is a Venezuelan composer, teacher and performer. Alfonso is...
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    August 21, 2023
    Craig is one of the UK’s most recorded guitarists, including five Classic FM No.1 albums in the UK classical chart. Head of Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Tickets must be purchased online and in advance....
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    August 20, 2023
    Book your tickets to join us at our Classical Guitar Festival Open Day on Sunday 20 August 2023, including a recital by Jack Hancher. The Open Day celebrates all things guitar; with a selection of guitars and music on display and a...
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    August 19, 2023
    Book your tickets for this solo recital by acclaimed international concert artist Xuefei Yang on Saturday 19 August 2023. Xuefei is a prize-winning Chinese international concert artist. Commissioner of new works for the guitar, EMI recording artist and popular visiting...
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    August 19, 2023
    30th Anniversary Celebration Festival Director: Andrew Gough with Concert artists and tutors: Xuefei Yang, Craig Ogden, Montes-Kircher Duo (Alfonso Montes & Irina Kircher), Mark Houghton, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Laura Snowden and Jack Hancher. Under the directorship of Andrew Gough, West Dean...
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    April 19, 2023
    The celebrated Chilingirian Quartet return to West Dean College of Arts and Conservation for their annual course. All quartets or ensembles enjoy the idyllic and relaxing surroundings, which make this a perfect setting for ensemble coaching, masterclasses, informal performance and...
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    April 20, 2022
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    August 13, 2022
    Visit the West Dean College website for further details. Classical guitar concert by Daniela RossiSaturday 13 August 2022, 8pm Classical Guitar Festival Open Day inc. lecture-recital by Hugh MillingtonSunday 14 August 2022, 12.30-7pm. Classical guitar concert by Gary RyanMonday 15...