Welcome to the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - North London's annual festival which brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of  chamber music in venues around Highgate.


In the intimate setting of Highgate's beautiful churches, a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath, HICMF presents varied programmes with masterworks of the repertoire set alongside lesser-known gems, delivered with fresh, energised performances by world-class musicians performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else. Join us to experience this unique festive atmosphere, complete with mince pies and mulled wine!


Thank you to all those who contributed to the success of HICMF 2019 'Beethoven 249'. It was the most ambitious edition of the festival to date, with 30 artists brought together to perform 14 concerts over the course of 8 days in St Anne's and St Michael's churches. We are currently underway with plans for the 2020 festival and details of this will be released on the website over the summer. HICMF 2020 will take place at the end of November - the exact dates will be confirmed shortly. If you would like to receive updates by email, please sign up to our mailing list by sending us a brief message using the form our Contact page.

Steven Isserlis CBE with 2016 Ex-Animo Mentorship Scheme recipients the Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio

We rely heavily on the generosity of our Friends, Supporters and sponsors in order to continue to create these very special weeks of music. If you feel you are able to support the festival in any way - for example if you would like to volunteer, help promote the festival, or perhaps become a named sponsor of our Young Artists and Outreach work or Kids Go Free! initiative - please do contact us - we would be delighted to hear from you. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the festival in the future.

Irina Botan, Natalie Klouda & Ashok Klouda​


Founders & Co-directors of the

Highgate International Chamber Music Festival

HICMF Honorary Patrons: Elisabeth and Bob Boas

    Registered Charity number 1169822

    © Copyright 2012

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