LIFEM: Digital | 5-11 November 2020
We are delighted to be going ahead with a full programme of world-class events and this year welcome renowned concert artists and a global audience to our first digital festival – LIFEM: Digital.
Young Ensemble Competition
This year’s Early Music Young Ensemble Competition, generously sponsored by the Rolex Institute, will take place virtually and finalist’s recitals will be streamed on our website during the week of LIFEM: Digital.
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John Paul Jones meets consort of viols
In one of the more eye and ear catching new music stories of 2020 the London International Festival of Early Music, LIFEM is proud to announce the world premiere performance of The Tudor Pull written for viol consort Fretwork by prolific composer, producer and Led Zeppelin’s legendary multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones.
LIFEM and Marquee TV come together for LIFEM: Digital
LIFEM announces a media partnership with leading arts and culture platform, Marquee TV.
The show must go on... online
With global pandemic, 90% of UK festivals will not take place this year, according to the Association of Independent Festivals. LIFEM decides to embrace the digital festival.
LIFEM confirms lineup for 2020 festival
LIFEM commissions a new work for viols by John Paul Jones. Fretwork are confirmed to premiere the new piece at LIFEM 2020. Concerts are also confirmed for Mahan Esfahani and Tabea Debus.
Huge success at LIFEM's 2019 festival in Blackheath
Alongside the traditional, global exhibition of instrument makers, LIFEM '19 hosts stand-out concerts from; Solomon's Knot, Red Priest, Palisander and Elizabeth Kenny.
Listen to highlights from LIFEM 2019 on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show.