Musical mirage, mirrors and double identity, illusion and reality, transformation and metamorphosis, the enigma of hidden codes.. all intriguing themes that will be open to interpretation in OCMF 2017. Come and discover ‘ Fata Morgana’ with us – because nothing is as it seems…

Venues: The 2017 Festival will be taking place at the Sheldonian, Holywell Music Room, SJE Arts, Merton College Chapel, and St Mary’s Church.


Priya Mitchell: Violin
Pēteris Vasks: Composer in residence
Evelyn Glennie: Percussion
Julius Drake: Piano
Meghan Cassidy: Viola
Matthew Barley: Cello
Sukwindher Singh: Tabla
Nathan Braude: Viola
Chi-chi Nwanoku: double bass
Natacha Kudritskaja: Piano
Claude Frochaux: Cello
Lydia Kavina: Theremin
Dirk Mommertz: Piano
Tom Fetherstonhaugh: Organ
Ibrahim Keivo: Oud and singer
Hugo Ticciati: Violin
Graham Topping: Storyteller and reader
Gareth Lubbe: Viola and Overtone Singer
David Lundblad: Conductor
Abel Selacoe: Cello
Brian O’kane: Cello
Annette Walther: Violin
John Warner:Conductor
Christoffer Sundquist: Clarinet

Concerts: The opening concert, Fata Morgana, will be at the Sheldonian featuring the world famous percussionist Evelyn Glennie and Hugo Ticciati’s chamber orchestra O/Modernt Kammarorkester.

The Festival will end on Sunday 1 October at Holywell Music Room with cellist Matthew Barley, Indian musicians and others others playing an eclectic mix of classical, Beatles/Indian inspired songs in Across the Universe.

Education: OCMF will be running a special programme of masterclasses and performance of A level and GCSE pieces during the day on 27th for schools in Oxford. Please visit our Education page for further details.