Music festival 2020

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

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.’

BBF 40th Music Festival

16-21 August 2020

2020 will be the 40th year of the Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art and a spectacular series of concerts are planned. Full details to follow soon. Sign up for our Newsletter to keep informed about the plans. 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, 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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15-23 AUGUST 2020

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

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