Farley Music Festival 2019

The 2019 Farley Music Festival will once again take place over six evenings this June (Tuesday 18th June – Sunday 23rd June) in the unique setting of All Saints’ Church in Farley.

The 2019 Farley Music Festival programme is our most exciting ever.

Kicking off the 2019 festival on Tuesday 18th June, is Riyad Nicolas.  Riyad came to play for us some years ago, but we are delighted to welcome back this Syrian pianist whose individual style has just won him the coveted Liszt competition in Budapest. Not only will he play the Liszt Paganini Etude No.6, but also Beethoven’s Sonata in E flat major, Op.27, no.1, and some Russian music too, so it promises to be an exciting evening.  Read more.

Next up, on Wednesday 19th June we welcome Francesca Orlando.  Italian by birth, Francesca is in her first year of postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She is a promising pianist who will bring her passionate style to Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke and Beethoven’s Sonata in A flat major, Op.110.  Read more.

Viktor Bijelovic
makes a welcome return to Farley on Thursday 20th June, having played at one of the first festivals. This Serbian pianist is a musician of exceptional charm and technical brilliance. His return visit offers a chance to see just how much this artist has matured recently in a programme that includes Chopin’s magnificent Ballades and Liszt’s Stunning 6th Hungarian Rhapsody. Read more.


An exciting evening awaits on Friday 21st June.  The Trio Ekspromt was formed in 2018, during one of Nicholas Walker’s visits to Russia, by alumni of the Moscow Conservatory. The string players are section leaders of the celebrated Russian chamber orchestra, Musica Viva. The programme offers a chance to hear what no doubt will be a thrilling performance of the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata, Haydn’s sparkling Gypsy Rondo Trio and Beethoven’s magnificent Archduke Trio. There will also be a surprise piece, which promises to be memorable.  Read more.


The final concert in the 2019 Festival, on Saturday 22nd June features the multi-instrumentalist Egyptian sisters Sarah and Laura Ayoub , also returning to Farley, via the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London Palladium, Abbey Road and the BAFTAS!  Discovered by Mark Ronson and now signed to Decca Records, their first album debuted at No.1 in the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart. The genre-defying duo will perform an international selection drawing upon their Egyptian heritage and Scottish influences with a mix of classical and popular favourites.  Read more.


As the Farley Music Festival continues to grow in breadth and ambition, we urgently seek more volunteers to join our merry team to assist in the work required to put on the concerts, and create publicity for them.  It’s all in a very good cause. In 2018, thanks to the support of our audience, patrons, sponsors and advertisers, we were able to return £12,500 towards the upkeep of this iconic building.

If you would be prepared to join our list of volunteers for 2019 to help in such things as putting up posters on noticeboards, delivering flyers or assisting on front-of-house, please drop an email to friends@farleymusic.co.uk

All concerts take place at: All Saints’ Church, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AH and tickets will soon be available from the Salisbury Playhouse, telephone 01722 320333, online or on the door.

Please see the details of forthcoming concerts by clicking the links at the top of this page or, if you’d like to join our mailing list, send an email to friends@farleymusic.co.uk

The 2018 Farley Music Festival was generously supported by: