International Chamber Music Festival

International Chamber Music Festival

Dec 27, 2020Dec 30, 2020
Various locations
Various prices

Due to the measures in place as a result of coronavirus please check the official page of this event for any possible further details on cancellation / postponement.

Every year, Utrecht becomes a hub of classical music performances as the Tivoli Vredenburg welcomes some of the most sought-after musicians to perform on its renowned concert stages. 

Chamber music in the heart of the Netherlands

International Chamber Music Festival is a yearly celebration of world-class chamber music in the heart of the Netherlands. Music aficionados from all over the Netherlands flock to Utrecht to listen and see some of the world's most distinguished classical music performers in action in unique and charming venues all across Utrecht.

For five years, the festival has been an important mainstay of the summer classical roster and in 2021, it will take place in summer, once again. In 2020, the festival is taking place in its original winter timeslot, so it will be an important occasion for your Christmas holidays. And, while coronavirus measures mean the event can't be held with a live audience, you'll still be able to enjoy the musical spectacle via live streams and radio broadcasts. 

Janine Jansen & Friends

Pre-eminent Dutch violinist Janine Jansen is the artistic leader of the festival, along with Amihai Grosz, and has curated an impeccable programme of chamber works performed by some of the big names in chamber music.

This year, the artists are Dutch-based. Although the festival is international in scope and typically brings musicians from all over the world, 2020 is definitely not an ideal year for flying musicians in from other countries. That's why the 2020 edition of the festival will focus on home-grown talent.

The musicians on this year's roster include:

  • Animato Quartet
  • Berlage Saxophone Quartet
  • Kalle De Bie
  • Tim Brackman
  • Camerata Trajectina
  • Jordi Carrasco Hjelm
  • Amsterdam Cello Octet
  • Floor Le Coultre
  • Fancy Fiddlers
  • Martina Forni
  • Coraline Groen
  • Ingmar Heytze
  • Pieter de Koe
  • Rik Kuppen
  • Laura Lunansky
  • Jelmer de Moed
  • Olivier Patey
  • Jobina Siekman
  • Karin Strobos
  • Robbrecht van Cauwenberghe
  • Klaartje van Veldhoven
  • Lotus de Vries
  • Martijn Willers

International Chamber Music Festival venues

The International Chamber Music Festival concert programme gives you the opportunity to explore many magnificent buildings in Utrecht! The impressive multi-storey concert venue Tivoli Vredenburg serves as the heart and soul of the festival, as well as Utrecht Public Library (Openbare Bibliotheek Utrecht) and ZIMIHC Theatre Stefanus.

There are children’s concerts with instrumentalists collaborating with other disciplines, especially for children aged two to five. 

Book your tickets

Tickets to the International Chamber Music Festival are available from early December on the Tivoli Vredenburg website. Book your tickets in advance and plan your exciting musical tour of Utrecht!