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  • Trinity church, St John Sub Castro Abinger Place Lewes, England, BN7 United Kingdom (map)

Ravel said of the young Françaix: "Among the child's gifts I observe above all the most fruitful an artist can possess, that of curiosity: you must not stifle these precious gifts now or ever, or risk letting this young sensibility wither." Wither is did not and Françaix went on to compose more than 200 pieces in a variety of styles.

Fauré’s wonderful piano quartets are his most popular chamber works. This glorious work will set the Festival off to a wonderful start!

Mozart String Quintet in B flat K174

Françaix  Trio for piano, clarinet and viola

Fauré - Piano Quartet in G minor Op.45

Maria Włoszczowska, Beatrice Philips, Katharine Gowers, James Boyd, Hannah Shaw, Adam Newman, Matt Hunt, Tim Posner, Bengt Forsberg, Alasdair Beatson