Kinnordy Chamber Music Festival

A weekend of exceptional chamber music staged at historic Kinnordy House.

Welcome to Kinnordy Chamber Music Festival

Kinnordy Chamber Music Festival was established in 2016 with the aim of bringing some of the UK’s finest chamber musicians to the area. The home of the festival is the beautiful Kinnordy Estate on the outskirts of Kirriemuir, Angus. This is a rare opportunity to hear chamber music in the setting for which it was written.

In 2019 we will be continuing our Easter course for talented young musicians. Full details of this can be found on our 2019 Easter Chamber Music Course page. This new strand of the festival provides a chance for the next generation of aspiring chamber musicians to gain expert tuition and performance opportunities in an inspirational setting.

A welcome from Patrick & Mary Gifford

There are several strands to the origins of our festival. For many years I was a trustee of the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival, this long-running festival was co-founded by Daniel Tong who, along with Robin Michael, is artistic director of Kinnordy Chamber Music. I was aware that such an event could be hugely successful in a venue such as Kinnordy and that the pool of players available was of exceptional quality.

Daniel and Robin were very keen to create a similar festival in Scotland. Robin comes from Kirkcaldy and thought that eastern Scotland would be fertile ground for this kind of event, so all the strands eventually came together.

It is now over four years since we made Kinnordy our home and we have always been keen to make the very most of the house, particularly its wonderful library. This was built to house the academic work of two previous generations of Lyells, who embodied the nineteenth-century tradition of gentlemen scientists.

Thankfully the library turns out to have excellent acoustics. Listening to chamber music in this intimate setting provides a real connection to the past, we are hearing music in the very setting in which it was written to be performed.

Latest News

4 March 2019

Book your place for the 2019 Festival

We are now taking bookings for the 2019 festival, please contact us on 01575 573 134 or email to reserve your place. Full concert details are available on our 2019 festival page
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12 December 2018

London Fundraiser

Looking ahead to February 2019, we are returning to London following the success of our fundraiser in the city last year. The fundraiser will take place on Sunday 10th February at 6pm. See our Fundraiser page for full details.
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12 December 2018

Winter Fundraiser at Kinnordy House

Our Winter Fundraiser will take place on Sunday 27th January, 3pm. Pianist Daniel Tong & cellist Robin Michael will be performing Beethoven, see our Fundraiser page for full details and how to reserve a place.
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When Mary Gifford asked us to help her fill her wonderful home with music, Robin and I jumped at the chance. Kinnordy has the perfect music room and inspiring ambience for the kind of music that we play. It’s a special retreat for the musicians, as well as an ideal concert venue.

– Artistic Co-Director, Daniel Tong