We are now finalising our festival programme for 2021 which will be online in the main with streamed performances. The majority of concerts and all of the courses will be on line but if we are allowed, there are plans for a few live concerts in Aberystwyth .The programme is being revised and we are really pleased to have some of your favourite performers; Tom Poster with Kaleidoscope and the Solem Quartet.

Latest news -there will be an Easter conducting course with Toby Purser and James Henshaw., bookings are now available. There will also be a conducting course in the summer-details to follow

The Saxophone, Classical Vocal , Flute ,Clarinet , Mindfulness for Musicians and Vocal pedagogy courses are available to book now and  there is an Early Bird Discount of 10% on courses paid for by 31-3-21

Details of the remaining courses will be on the website shortly.


The spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay in West Wales is a fine backdrop for this inspirational week. Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s MusicFest is an enticing fusion of Music Festival and Summer School; of experience and learning; of performance and appreciation. The engagement of audience, student, and artist alike creates the unique community atmosphere of MusicFest – ‘refreshing, rewarding and thoroughly inspirational’.

For one week everyone lives, breathes and dreams music

Summer School Goes ONLINE

This year we will offer a selection of courses on line and we hope that in 2022 we will be teaching in person

The Summer School is unique in offering  individual coaching, structured chamber music opportunities, orchestral experience and performance experience.


Festival Concerts

The daily evening and lunchtime festival concerts, together with student foyer performances and impressive student showcase concerts at the end of the week are powerful reminders of the rejuvenating effect of listening to live music of such a high calibre. For concert brochure click here

Support Musicfest

Through their generous sponsorship and donations, our charity Friends of MusicFest Aberystwyth supports promising young musicians who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend MusicFest, enabling them to benefit from outstanding professional tuition.