International Festival dedicated to Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951)

London International Medtner Festival

2nd LONDON INTERNATIONAL MEDTNER FESTIVAL took place on 26-27 November 2017 in London

Reports in German and Russian as well as photos are available. 


‘Your time will come, I am sure of it!’  — Sergey Rachmaninov in a letter to Medtner (1927)

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in the #Medtnerfest! The aim of this mini-festival is to widen the circle of admirers of the music of the Russian composer-pianist Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951). The music of this enigmatic artist was already well-known in the UK in the 1930s and 1940s. This however changed after composer’s death. It always was to the advocates of his music to promote his name: Sergey Rachmaninov, Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, Edna Iles, Hamish Milne, Boris Berezovsky…

#Medtnerfest is the first event of such kind in the UK. Whether you are a deep admirer of Medtner’s music or know nothing about him, come and enjoy the composer whom Rachmaninov considered ‘the greatest of our time’! If you have any comments please leave them using the form below.
I look forward to welcoming you at the festival.
Dr Alexander Karpeyev

Artistic Director

Programme of the 2nd LONDON INTERNATIONAL MEDTNER FESTIVAL 26-27 November 2017

Details of the 1st Medtner Festival (2016) are available here

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