Patrons: Frank and Susan Hinks

London’s new festival dedicated exclusively to contemporary classical music


The next London Ear will take place March 10 to 13, 2016

London Ear is a festival of recent music from around the world, founded in 2013 by its current Artistic Directors Gwyn Pritchard and Andrea Cavallari.

Artistic Directors Gwyn Pritchard and Andrea Cavallari

Artistic Directors Gwyn Pritchard and Andrea Cavallari

It presents world class musicians performing works that reflect recent developments which are not yet widely represented in the UK. It also programmes both established and neglected works from the past 40 years. Some events connect to the world of visual art, and there is always a Festival Exhibition.

London Ear strives to encourage musical creativity in the younger generations, with masterclasses and performance opportunities for emerging composers and performers, and workshops for children.

The Festival Club creates opportunities for the public to meet performers and composers in a relaxed, friendly environment, and to attend talks, and study or buy scores and recordings. The Club is also host to the Festival Exhibition.

Since 2014 London Ear is to be a biennial festival. In the intervening years the promoters will present a smaller event entitled ‘Between the (Y)Ears’ reflecting the same artistic commitments.