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Monday 14th October


Leeds International Concert Season (LICS) lunchtime organ & violin concert Leeds Cathedral - Darius Battiwalla (organ), Sarah Brandwood-Spencer (violin)


TBC Leeds Civic Hall Festival Opening launch

Tuesday 15th October LICS


International Chamber Season Concert, The Venue - Caerus Quartet play Purcell, Britten, Fauré and Tailleferre

Wednesday 16th October


LICS Lunchtime concert at The Venue followed by schools workshops. 


Howard Assembly Rooms, Opera North In Harmony performance of piece for 30 young violinists in ‘Celebration of the Violin’ presented by Madeleine Mitchell with slides of great violin paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Dufy, Chagall and others + performances 


LICS Sound Out Series - Hungarian Roma violinist 

Thursday 17th October


The Venue – Intonations by Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer - based on The Violins of Hope. European Premiere. London Chamber Ensemble with mezzo Sian Griffiths + the London Chamber Ensemble String Quartet launch their new album for SOMM of premiere recordings by Herbert Howells and his teacher Charles Wood - infused with Irish folk tunes.

Friday 18th October


University of Leeds International Concert Series, Clothworkers Hall Centenary Concert Hall 

Judith Weir Atlantic Drift Violin Duos.

James B.Wilson new violin work

2.45 and 6.00pm

Screenings of The Red Violin film at The Everyman Cinema preceded by short live performance of Corigliano Red Violin Caprices


Seven Arts SAA North & South Indian Violin 

Saturday 19th October


A HundRED violins am workshop at Leeds Conservatoire of new c5’ piece by violinists of all ages and abilities followed by Flashmob performances from memory in Trinity shopping centre and Victoria arcade c1pm


Sinfonia of Leeds Concert, St Edmund's Roundhay. Programme includes Vivaldi Triple Violin Concerto - soloists David, Tom and Jack Greed, Bruch Violin Concerto, soloist - Madeleine Mitchell 
+ tbc Pre-concert talk 

Leeds City Walking Tour

Leeds City Walking Tour with audio soundtrack on headsets – explore the history of Leeds with expert Dr Rachael Unsworth whilst listening to a specially curated wonderful mix of eclectic violin music from Victorian romantic to South Asian relating to parts of Leeds 


  • ArtForms (LEA) - workshops
  • Informal concerts - jazz, folk fiddle in clubs etc, Erhu (Chinese violin)
  • Talks
  • Exhibitions: childrens’ red violin paintings and framed archive historical photographs of women violinists (courtesy of RCM)  Violin Making etc.