Students attend the Oxford Chamber Music Festival – Phil Purvis, Director of Music

It is not very often that you go to a concert and feel its physical and emotional impact. But that is what happened to students and staff at d’Overbroeck’s who last week had front-row seats for a spellbinding performance of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.

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d’Overbroeck’s students attended concerts free of charge courtesy of The CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.






The Oxford Chamber Music Festival was founded in 2000 by the Oxford born violinist Priya Mitchell and has gained a reputation for being one of the most exciting music festivals in Europe.

‘a world-class gathering by any standards reinforcing chamber music’s status as the most sociable musical form there is.’
Time Out

‘truly festive, different and distinctive, a closely guarded secret with exhilarating atmosphere and artistry’
The Daily Telegraph

‘an event of national rather than merely local significance’
The Independent

‘I had that goosebump sensation of witnessing something truly remarkable… an event unlike any other’
The Independent on Sunday

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