The Walled City Music Festival is Derry’s leading promoter of classical music. Founded in 2008 by its Co-Artistic Directors, Derry-born pianist Cathal Breslin and the American flautist Sabrina Hu, it has been widely acclaimed for bringing outstanding artists of international calibre to perform in the city. Recent festivals have featured the Kronos Quartet, Sir James Galway, Jonathan Fa’afetai Lemalu, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Augustin Dumay, Jan Vogler, Li-Wei Qin, Raphael Wallfisch, Colin Currie, Tina Thing Helseth, Emma Johnson and the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, amongst many others.
Enabling young people in the region to participate in high-level music making is central to the Festival’s mission, and it presents many workshops, master-classes and family activities, as well as a yearround concert series. 2013 will be the Walled City Music Festival’s fifth Anniversary, and it promises to be the most exciting festival to date. Festival artists will be announced on in early 2013.