Levon Chilingirian, artistic director of the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival which uniquely combines chamber music performance of the highest level with mentoring talented young musicians
Mendelssohn on Mull festival
is a Scottish chamber music festival which takes place every year in the first week of July. The festival has been running for over 26 years is one of the most exceptional music experiences in the world. Certainly one of friendliest. It’s a simple idea – to bring a new generation of musicians into contact with seasoned professional mentors in relaxed and stunning surroundings, far from the treadmill and stresses of the professional music circuit. They workshop beautiful music and then perform a series of free concerts in venues across Mull, Iona and in Oban.
The festival has a unique character and this short film illustrates its value and appeal for all those taking part as audience or players. The Mendelssohn on Mull Trust has also reinvigorated music making for young children on the island through its support of workshops which are now oversubscribed every month. Beside Levon, Susie Mészáros and Stephen Orton from the Chilingirian Quartet perform and mentor alongside other fine chamber musicians including Marcia Crayford, Gaby Lester, Jessica Beeston