Carducci Festival Highnam Online! 28th-30th May 2021

We are delighted to be going ahead with the Carducci Festival at Highnam in 2021, and have three wonderful programmes to bring you, featuring the Quartet and guest artists Kathryn Stott (piano) and Julian Bliss (clarinet). 

The online festival runs Friday 28 – Sunday 30 May 2021 on the Quartet’s YouTube and Facebook channels.



Friday 28 May 2021 – 7pm on the Carducci Quartet YouTube and Facebook Channels

Central European Classics

Haydn String Quartet in Bb major Op. 76 No. 4 ‘Sunrise’

Dvořák Quintet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in A major, Op. 81

with Kathryn Stott piano

Voluntary tickets – £10



Saturday 29 May 2021 – 7pm on the Carducci Quartet YouTube and Facebook Channels

Focus on the Clarinet

Mozart Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K581

David Bruce Gumboots for clarinet and strings

with Julian Bliss clarinet

Voluntary tickets – £10



Sunday 30 May 2021 – 7pm on the Carducci Quartet YouTube and Facebook Channels

Beethoven Birthday Concert

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1 in F major
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3 in C major ‘Razumovsky

Voluntary tickets – £10




Directions, Accommodation and Food



For Highnam Church (GL2 8DG): From Gloucester take the A40 towards Ross on Wye. After 2km turn right at the traffic lights onto B4215 (signposted Newent). After 250m turn left (signposted Highnam Community Centre) and drive straight ahead for Church parking.


For Highnam Court (GL2 8DP)

From Gloucester take the A40 towards Ross on Wye.  At Highnam Roundabout (about 1km) past the B4215 turning) take third exit (unsignposted) through iron gates.  Continue up the drive and follow signs for car park.


Bus & Taxi

Stagecoach bus route 32 from Gloucester stops at Highnam Stores (short walk from Highnam Church) in the daytime.  For a taxi back to Gloucester after evening concerts try Martin’s Private Hire on 07508 848989 or City Cars on 01452 330330.



We are always looking for volunteers to join out friendly team of Festival stewards.  Benefits include free access to concerts!  Email carduccitrust@gmail.com to find out more.



Gloucestershire is a wonderful area for a weekend visit.  For more information regarding accommodation in the local area, please contact us for a list of suggestions.



Although there is no pub or restaurant in Highnam, there are good facilities locally at Over Farm Market (shop with a good selection of sandwiches and snacks); the Toby Carvery (on the A40 towards Gloucester); and the Wharf House at Over.  All are less than a 10 minute drive away.

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"a performance of supreme clarity, focus and precision." Gramophone Magazine
"…playing of constant variety, a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose." The Strad
"...technical rigour, penetrative musical insight and lively yet unified individualism...winning in every sense of the word..." The Irish Times
"...high-octane playing balanced control with devil-may-care spontaneity..." The Guardian