Music Festival 2022

London Tango Quintet
Festival players
Atea Quintet
Lunchtime Concert
Castaway with Adrian Bradbury
Craig Ogden and Milos Milivojevic
Late night concert
Atea Quintet
Spring Poster

David Juritz
Artistic Director

 ‘The Festival runs on the tightest of shoestrings but we’ve a small army of volunteers doing everything from putting up the stage to making sure that there’s a pudding (usually two) to follow the musician’s supper! As our Russian violinist, Yuri Zhislin said, Burton Bradstock is ‘home away from home’. It’s that connection with this gorgeous village that makes it so special for all of us. We love coming back because it feels like we’re playing for friends. It has to be Britain’s friendliest Festival.’

Spring Concert 2022

7pm 20 May Spring Concert
St Mary’s Church

César Franck Sonata in A major for violin and piano.
Darius Milhaud Serenade for violin, clarinet and piano.
Peter Hope Clarinet sonata (2015)
 Valentin Silvestrov Two Pieces
Gabriel Pierné Compositions for piano

Bookings: Opens Friday 29 April

BBF Music Festival 2022

The 2022 Burton Bradstock Music Festival will run from 17-19 August 2022.

17 August Evening Concert and Late night concert
18 August Lunchtime Concert, Evening Concert and Late night Concert
19 August  Evening Concert

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Message from the Artistic Director

In 2022 we will mark the 40th anniversary of the festival’s founding by Mary Ryan in 1981.  We very much hope that you will join us in August 2022 for our celebration.

The Burton Bradstock Festival owes its existence to a large group of volunteers, sponsors, supporters and donors. We musicians are the ones who receive all the applause but it is now our turn to show our appreciation. I am sure that you will join us in showing our profound gratitude to the many courageous people, whether they are staffing hospitals or keeping shops open, who are keeping their show on the road.

Thank you.

David Juritz
Artistic Director

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Inaugurated in 1981, the Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art takes places in mid-August, presenting an astonishing range of high quality events in just a few days, including orchestral concerts, evening and lunchtime recitals, jazz and World music, intimate late evening performances, and an art exhibition. Most of the concerts take place in Burton Bradstock’s exquisite 16th century church.The Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art in August 2018 enjoyed record attendances with sell-out concerts and an Art Exhibition that attracted its highest number of visitors to date.

One Festival goer wrote, “This is my first visit to the Festival and it has been quite the best week of my life for years. Thank you all very much for your exquisite playing, good humour and hard work, it has really been a joy”.

When asked to what he attributed the success of the Festival, Bill Cain, 2021 Chair of the Festival Committee said: “It is David Juritz and the amazing musicians that bring such quality and diversity to the programme which just has to be heard to be believed. To have the good fortune of an excellent Art Exhibition at the same time adds a major dimension to the event and finally the hard work of volunteers in the village makes this a unique Festival.”

The Festival’s Musical Director is David Juritz, one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. David Juritz studied at the Royal College of Music where he won the college’s highest award, the Tagore medal. He was leader of the London Mozart players for 20 years and has appeared as a soloist in North and South America, the Far East, Europe, South Africa and Australia. His programming for the Festival combines inspired collaborations with an eclectic range of music to ensure there is truly something to surprise and delight everyone.

David Juritz
Artistic DirectorFestival

2019 Festival

The Musicians

Performers in 2019
Photography by David Greenshields, Craig Ogden and Christine Bradshaw 

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16-21 AUGUST 2022

Three days of brilliant classical, jazz and world music with internationally acclaimed performers and a six-day exhibition featuring some of the finest art and ceramics in the South West.

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