Our Concerts

LIFEM: Digital 2020 concerts will be recorded in St Michael and All Angels church in Blackheath, London and will be broadcast during the festival week. These concerts will be live-filmed and available to watch worldwide. The schedule will be announced over the coming weeks and tickets will be available to purchase from 1st October 2020.

Watch the video below for an impression of what you can anticipate from the concerts at this year's festival. 



Mahan Esfahani

Internationally renowned harpsichordist, Mahan was the first and only harpsichordist to be a BBC New Generation Artist (2008-2010), a Borletti-Buitoni prize winner (2009), and a nominee for Gramophone's Artist of the Year (2014, 2015, and 2017).

“Such virtuosity and disarming presentation suggests that Esfahani could inspire a whole new appreciation of the instrument.”
The Guardian

Tabea Debus

Winner of The Society of Recorder Players/Moeck International Solo Recorder Competition 2019 and the WEMAG Soloists Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

“Tabea Debus is one of the most exciting young musicians in the early music world… she’s challenging perceptions of the instrument” 
– Classic FM (2016)

“Debus is a charismatic virtuoso.”
– The Times (XXIV Fantasie per il Flauto CD, 2018)


Celebrated viol consort Fretwork have explored the core repertory of great English consort music for over three decades and have become known as pioneers of contemporary music for viols, having commissioned over 40 new works.  

Fretwork will be giving the world premiere of a new work by John Paul Jones, prolific performer, composer and founding bassist of Led Zeppelin.

“Album after album from viol consort Fretwork affirms their status as an ensemble of supreme musicianship”
—Gramophone Magazine 

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