Shaldon Music Festival

The Shaldon Festival is a non-profit making charity run entirely by volunteers. Registered Charity No 1118828.

Founded in 1990, the Festival was the inspiration of Eileen Croxford Parkhouse to celebrate the life of her husband, David Parkhouse, an internationally renowned concert pianist and Professor of piano at the Royal College of Music, who was born in Teignmouth and lived latterly in Shaldon.

We regret that due to coronavirus restrictions this year’s festival is cancelled.

Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 June
St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road,
Shaldon. TQ14 0DB

The aim of the four day Shaldon Festival is to deliver first class concerts performed by professional musicians of international renown. Also, to encourage young people to create and enjoy music by providing workshops and performance opportunities for school children in the local community.
In order to encourage access to all concerts, ticket prices are kept as affordable as possible, with concessions for students.

The Festival is supported by funding from patrons, local businesses, charitable trusts and local councillors’ funds. If you would like to become a patron or sponsor of the Festival, or to be included on the mailing or choral workshop mailing list, please email

The on-line Box Office opens on Monday 6 April 2020.

Thursday 25th June 2020 at 7.30pm

Kabantu – a collective from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe. Come and embrace the sheer joy of their music!

Friday 26th June 2020 at 7.30pm

LUX Trio, winners of the 2019 Parkhouse Award, will perform:
Mozart : Piano Trio No.1 Divertimento
Shostakovich : Piano Trio No.2 in E minor
Smetana : Trio Op.15, in G minor 

Saturday 27th June 2020

Shaldon Festival Choir, directed by Gavin Carr – Mendelssohn : Elijah
Choral Workshop Day culminating in an Evening Performance at 7.30 pm.

Sunday 28th June 2020 at 7.30pm

Joanna MacGregor – International pianist, will perform
Beethoven : Sonata in A flat major Op.110
Liszt : Nuages Gris; La Lugubre Gondola I; Funérailles
Sofia Gubaidulina : Chaconne
Beethoven : Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata 


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon. TQ14 0DB


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