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Windsor Festival

Windsor Festival


Management Office
c/o Martin Denny Management Limited
11 High Street


Tel: 01753 743585

The Windsor Festival was founded in 1969 with the aims of promoting high quality performances of music and the arts within the Royal Borough, access to unique venues, and development of young performers. Artists such as Dame Judi Dench, Andre Previn and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa have taken part in stunning venues such as St George's Chapel and the Waterloo Chamber in Windsor Castle with the gracious consent of The Queen. This annual event takes place each autumn, and on alternate years there is the Windsor Festival International String Competition, the foremost global competition for young string soloists.

"The vibrancy and continuity of Windsor Festival run hand-in-hand. Each year the programme varies, but the ethos and purpose remain the same: to entertain by providing enjoyable events for our audience. This year is no exception with a host of events which adhere to this aim and include something a little different to last year 

Venturing into the contemporary and jazz genres, we are excited to welcome the Hackney Colliery Band and Simon Spillett Quartet to Windsor Parish Church and Windsor & Eton Brewery respectively. We also begin a four year programme of choral music this year with performances by Tenebrae and The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Our flagship concert in the Waterloo Chamber with the Philharmonia Orchestra headlines Nathan Meltzer, the 16-year old violinist from New York who won our International String Competition in March. Nathan is an extraordinary talent who not only took First Prize, but was also awarded the Audience Prize and will be playing Sibelius’s Violin Concerto.

We have an abundant Literary Series this autumn, with appearances from Jeffrey Archer, Terry Waite, poet Wendy Cope, Princess Josephine Loewenstein and Luke Harding. There will be a tribute to P D James with Simon Brett, Frances Fyfield and actor Roy Marsden, a private dining experience at Heston Blumenthal’s The Hind’s Head in Bray, and afternoon tea with Terry Pendry, Stud Groom to Her Majesty The Queen.

We hope that you will discover lots throughout the fortnight that appeals and look forward to sharing these festivities with you." Martin Denny, Festival Director, 2017 

Opening Times

2017 (17 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017)

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