The London International Festival of Early Music (LIFEM) has today announced a media partnership with leading online arts platform Marquee TV for its 5-11th November festival, LIFEM: Digital.
LIFEM, in its 47th consecutive year, took an early decision to produce an online festival in 2020 and hosts a stellar array of concerts, workshops, performers’ platforms, instrument exhibitors, and the biennial Young Ensemble Competition, generously supported by the Rolex Institute. Full festival details can be found at www.lifem.org.
This year’s filmed concerts, given by Fretwork, Mahan Esfahani and Tabea Debus, as well as the competition, will all be hosted at Marquee TV and a schedule of the streamed performances will be released shortly.
In announcing the partnership Chris Butler, LIFEM Chair said:
"LIFEM’s competition and concert schedule this year is world class and we are delighted to be partnering with Marquee TV to bring these events to a global audience."
Susannah Simons, Editorial Director at Marquee TV commented:
"LIFEM is a unique celebration of past musical genius and contemporary talent and we’re proud to be working with the LIFEM team on their first ever digital festival. It’s part of our mission to offer arts organisations a global digital platform, so we are thrilled to be able to help bring this exquisite music to a wide audience.”
In addition to concerts from leading artists, the festival will also play host to workshops, makers’ demonstrations, Q&As and a virtual exhibitors’ hall.
We have made the decision to make the whole festival freely available but would be extremely grateful for any ticket donations.