Welcome to Perth Chamber Music

Since 1948 Perth Chamber Music has been organising an annual series of concerts, bringing world-class musicians and exciting young performers to Perth. In 2017 we passed the milestone of hosting our 400th concert and in 2018 we celebrated our 70th anniversary.

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.

Ready To Go

After long months of lockdown, disappointments for our audiences and hardship for professional players, the return of live chamber music to Perth is becoming a real prospect.

Perth Chamber Music’s 2021/22 Concert Programme is in place. Starting on Monday 27th September in St John’s Kirk it will offer:

  • 8 hour-long concerts (for the price of our usual 6)
  • Duets, trios, quartets and a quintet
  • Glorious masterpieces and fascinating arrangements
  • Young musicians (particularly hard hit by COVID)
  • Internationally-known British ensembles and one of the Netherlands’ finest quartets
  • The reassurance of continuing COVID safety precautions
  • And a Warm Welcome!

Details of the concerts are given below. For information about tickets and subscriptions click here.

We hope very much to hear from you and to see you on 27th September.

2021-22 Concert Series

  1. Monday 27th September 2021, 7.30pm
    Maximiliano Martin Trio (Clarinet, cello, piano)
    Fauré: Clarinet Trio Op 120 and Beethoven: Septet (Trio version arr by composer) Op 38

  2. Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 7.30pm
    Sinopia Quartet
    Purcell: Chaconne, Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor Op 18 No 4 and Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor Op 13

  3. Monday 15th November 2021, 7.30pm
    Gaia Duo (Violin, cello)
    Programme TBC

  4. Saturday 11th December 2021, 7.30pm
    Kwon Lim Duo (Cello, piano)
    Stravinsky: Suite Italienne and Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano Op 19

  5. Wednesday 19th January 2022, 7.30pm
    Divertimenti Quintet
    Sally Beamish: Divertimenti and Schubert: String Quintet in C major

  6. Wednesday 16th February 2022, 7.30pm
    Fitzroy Quartet
    Haydn: Op 33 No 4, Beethoven: Op 74 – The Harp and Schubert Quartettsatz

  7. Monday 21st March 2022, 7.30pm
    Brodsky Quartet
    Bach: Sonata for solo violin and Schubert: Death and the Maiden

  8. Wednesday 27th April 2022, 7.30pm
    Dudok Quartet
    Haydn: String Quartet Op 20/21 and Brahms: String Quartet No 3 in B flat Op 67

Bursary Awards 2017 Bursary Winners, Leonie Brink and Angus Grierson

The 20-21 Bursary Competition has now been called off, another casualty of the continuing pandemic crisis.

For full details of the Bursary Awards Scheme’s history and terms of reference, see the Bursary page on this website.

The annual Competition is supported by the Jimmie Cairncross Trust and by the generosity of members of members of Perth Chamber Music.

Music Workshops Pomegranate Piano Trio workshop at Kilgraston School

Alongside the concerts in St. John’s Kirk, Perth Chamber Music organises music workshops, taking professional musicians into schools and community settings across the Region.

Taking different formats, this exciting programme has so far reached over 3,500 children and young people.

The Workshop Programme is currently being offered to schools online. For details, click on the Music Workshops page on this website.