"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."

Victor Hugo

Farnham Festival is an annual, non-competitive, not-for-profit, 5 day event which offers a rich, exciting and diverse programme of unique concerts.


The Festival has two overriding principles:- to give local young people aged 5-19, of all abilities and backgrounds, the opportunity to perform music written especially for them through the commissioning of new work by contemporary composers and also to give young people with differing musical abilities the opportunity to learn and enjoy musical




New Direction for Farnham Festival


Lizzie Kirk has been appointed Artistic Director to the festival for the next three years.


She is passionate about the value of music, education and the many benefits of learning an instrument and performing with others.


She says "I am delighted to have taken over as Artistic Director of the Farnham Festival and am looking forward to continuing to provide opportunities for music-making within our community".


For more on Lizzie check out our committee page!

Melanie Thorne Appointed Composer in Residence.


We are delighted to announce

that Melanie Thorne has been

appointed Composer in Residence

for the Farnham Festival.

Following the success of her commission for the 2018 festival it was immediately clear Melanie’s talent, passion for music and values beautifully aligned with the festivals. We are delighted that she has accepted our invitation and will act as a professional advisor on matters of composition and musicianship. She will once again be composing for the festival in 2019.






Are you a music professional? If the festival sounds like something you would like to be involved with, we would love to hear from you.



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