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!


BEETHOVEN 249, our 2019 festival, will take place 23rd - 30th November in St Anne's Church & St Michael's Church. As the title suggests, the week centres around celebrating the great man to mark this most notable anniversary. We are honoured once again to be joined by a truly incredible gathering of musicians to perform this varied and attractive programme of masterpieces throughout the week. We are also delighted that John Suchet will be joining us to introduce one of the concerts. All details are now on our 2019 FESTIVAL page.


Booking for the 2019 festival is now open. Due to limited availability, early booking is advised in order to avoid disappointment.

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. Please also send us a brief message using the Contact page if you wish to join our mailing list.

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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