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!


Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in line with virtually all other arts organisations around the country, we have had to cancel HICMF 2020. This was obviously a very difficult decision to take, but the safety of our audience and performers is our primary consideration and we could not find an effective way to guarantee that HICMF could take place this year under the current conditions.  Instead we will work on releasing digital chamber music content over the coming months and very much look forward to being back for HICMF 2021. 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.

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Irina Botan, Natalie Klouda & Ashok Klouda​


Founders & Co-directors of the

Highgate International Chamber Music Festival

HICMF Honorary Patrons: Elisabeth and Bob Boas