Welcome to the 2018 Little Venice Music Festival!

This year’s Little Venice Music Festival examines the theme of Music on the Mind. From the genius of Mozart to dramatic depictions of madness, music created by extraordinary young minds as well as a thought-provoking musical survey of the subject of mental health, we explore the powerful connections between human thought and musical experiences.

As usual, we look forward to welcoming a star-studded cast of artists including baritone Benedict Nelson and mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin. Our artist-in-residence is the superb guitarist Laura Snowden, who will be featured in a candlelit solo recital and also in Malcolm Arnold’s sublime concerto with the Berkeley Ensemble. With brand new music and classics by Schumann, Barber and Ravel, this year’s festival is a feast for the ears, as well as the mind.

We look forward to welcoming you to an event soon.

The 2017 festival is the sixteenth, and the second to be curated by the Berkeley Ensemble.


  • Michael Berkeley CBE
  • David Campbell
  • Miss Joanna David
  • Edward Fox OBE
  • Jill Gomez, Countess of Northesk
  • Sir Sydney Kentridge QC
  • The Rt. Hon. The Viscount Norwich CVO