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!


After the difficult past 18 months we are delighted to announce that we will be holding the 2021 festival at St Anne's Church, December 3rd-5th. We all have missed the live concert experience greatly and cannot wait to share this wonderful chamber music programme with you. Performing alongside many of our dearest friends and illustrious colleagues, this year we present six concerts over three days, each highly varied and 65-70 mins long, without an interval. With works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Coleridge-Taylor, Messiaen, Dvorak and a whole concert dedicated to under-recognised composers of Jewish birth, there is a musical feast to look forward to. Please visit our 2021 FESTIVAL page for further information and to book tickets.

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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 musical events. 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