"It's with a mixture of sadness and satisfaction that LICMF 2013 has drawn
to a close. The sense of anticlimax once the final applause has died down is
counterbalanced by the warm glow of contentment gleaned from the many happy
faces that greeted the performing artists both during and after their
performances, and our thoughts have already turned towards 2014.
Each and every one of our visiting musicians were absolute stars, and it
was a joy and an honour to spend time with them, both on and off stage. I hope
the fun we had and the friendships that developed were apparent in our
music-making. Particularly gratifying for me were the outstanding attendances at
every event; it's wonderful to know I can be brave and imaginative with my
programming and still retain the trust and support of our public. It's something
that's taken many years to develop and I promise we'll continue to bring the
most outstanding artists of my generation to LICMF to act as trusted guides
through our explorations of the chamber music repertoire.
Huge thanks must go out to all the festival team and every individual and
organisation that's supported us over the years. There genuinely isn't another
festival in this country that can compete with the quality of music-making we're
blessed with in Lincolnshire each August. It's a very special event indeed, to
be cherished and nurtured, so please continue to spread the word!"