Mendelssohn on Mull Festival


  • Mendelssohn on Mull 2017 dates

    Sunday 2nd–Friday 7th July 2017

Find out about this year’s events:

  • Concerts in Manchester, Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, and London
  • Concerts on Mull, on Iona, and in Oban   July 2 – 7  2017
  • A visit to Mull and Oban by the Doric String Quartet

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Leonard Friedman leaving for Mull

The Mendelssohn on Mull Festival was founded in 1988 by the revered violinist Leonard Friedman, responsible for so much of lasting value in Scotland’s musical life.

The Festival provides young professionals in the field of string chamber music with a week of preparation and performance in which to develop their skills, while working with established artists in the surroundings of natural beauty that drew Mendelssohn to Scotland.

The isle of Staffa

 

Four Artistic Directors have led the Festival to date and each has brought their distinctive personalities to bear, creating unforgettable experiences for developing musicians and audiences alike throughout the thirty years of its existence. The most recent, and the longest-serving, is Levon Chilingirian, for whose charismatic leadership over fourteen years we are very grateful.

Levon Chilingirian plays in Glengorm Castle

We have expanded our provision of music training on the island to include a programme of violin teaching for children, the Mull Music Makers. We now offer workshops on ten weekends per year, and at present sixty children of primary school age participate in these classes, including every single pupil at Dervaig Primary School!

Felix Mendelssohn

The Trustees of Sound Waves SCIO, who administer the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, are delighted to announce that the members of the Doric Quartet are to lead our Festival for a period of four years beginning in 2018. We are sure that their magical playing and their commitment to share their practical insights will ensure a bright future for the Festival.

The Doric Quartet with our Chairman

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