The five-day event (25-29 July 2016) will see a different CMF artist give a lunchtime recital each day in the Great Gallery.
This will be the first musical residency since the gallery reopened after restoration in 2014. The room contains a number of admired 17th-century Old Master paintings, including works by Rubens and Velázquez.
The residency begins on 25 July with a performance from the Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet, who will present works including Grieg’s Holberg Suite, MacMillan’s Intercession and Bates’ My First Scooter. Guitarist Andrey Lebedev will perform a programme including Giuliani’s Grand Overture, Bach’s Lute Suite no.2, and Villa-Lobos’ Preludes the following day, before the Foyle-Stsura Duo mark the halfway point of the residency with violin and piano works by Schubert, Prokofiev and Fauré.
On 28 July, accordionist Bartosz Glowacki will present works including Arvo Pärt’s Pari Intervallo, Vaclav Trojan’s The Destroyed Cathedral and Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango. The Gildas Quartet will conclude the residency with Haydn’s A major string quartet and Schumann’s E flat major piano quintet (with pianist Sholto Kynoch).
City Music Foundation aims to turn nurture talented musicians early in their careers by helping them to acquire the tools, skills, experience and networks they need to pursue music as a viable and rewarding livelihood.