Welcome to Perth Chamber Music

In 2016, after sixty-eight years of bringing world-renowned musicians and exciting young performers to Perth, we now celebrate the milestone of hosting our 400th concert.

Our concerts take place in the 800-year-old St. John’s Kirk, one of Perth’s best chamber music venues, and you can always relive the experience or whet your appetite by reading the reviews.

Cremona Quartet2016-17 CONCERT SERIES

The 2015-16 season ended on Friday 11 March with a classical recital by the young and enthusiastic Aurea Quartet.

The 2016-17 season begins in October with a Sunday matinée to celebrate our 400th concert. We are pleased to host the Italian Quartetto di Cremona who are touring Scotland this autumn. To end the season, the Aurea and Gildas Quartets return in April to give us Mendelssohn’s rarely heard masterpiece, the String Octet.

Sun 9 October 2016: Cremona String Quartet (Please note 3.00pm start)
Wed 2 November 2016: Phoenix Wind Trio (flute, clarinet & bassoon)
Fri 9 December 2016: Maxwell String Quartet
Tue 17 January 2017: Gina McCormack (violin) and Nigel Clayton (piano)
Tue 21 February 2017: Piatti String Quartet
Tue 21 March 2017: Rosanna Ter-Berg (flute) and Leo Nicholson (piano)
Mon 3 April 2017: Aurea and Gildas String Quartets

All the concerts take place in St. John’s Kirk, Perth.

If you are visiting Perth we hope you can come to one of our concerts, and if you live locally our season ticket offers a great discount of 33%.


Alongside the concerts in St. John’s Kirk, Perth Chamber Music organises school workshops, taking visiting musicians into local primary and secondary schools.

St. Petersburg String Quartet Workshop

This season, four workshops have taken place reaching 700 students, led by:

  • Schubert Ensemble (Perth North Inch Campus, primary and secondary students)
  • Brodsky Quartet (Kinross High, masterclass and recital)
  • Cameo Clarinet Quartet (Rattray Primary, Blairgowrie)
  • Cameo Clarinet Quartet (Robert Douglas Memorial Primary, Scone)

Plans for more workshops in 2016-17 are underway. The support of the Thomson Trust, Enterprise Music Scotland and the Education Authority is gratefully acknowledged.

2016 Bursary Winner, Jamie TurnbullBURSARY AWARDS

The Jubilee Bursary Awards were set up in 2008 to mark PCM’s 60th Anniversary and to reward the region’s most talented young musicians.

Out of five candidates in 2016, the judges chose Jamie Turnbull (piano) as the sole winner.

The main sponsor of the Jubilee Bursary Awards is the Jimmie Cairncross Trust.

If you are visiting Perth we hope you can come to one of our concerts, and if you live locally our season ticket offers a good discount.