Welcome to the Portsmouth Music Festival

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Jim Newman, a previous PMF Vice Chair, passed away in September 2019.  We have written a tribute to Jim.  Our thoughts are with his wife Margaret and her family.

Please take time to read the message from Sandra, our Chair.         

Each Spring, performers from different art disciplines, showcase their talents in front of an adjudicator.  

Every year we offer Special Opportunities and those chosen are invited to take part in the events which are designed to develop musicianship, performance skills and to widen experience.

The Portsmouth Music Festival also have “Club 90“.  Club 90 are performers who have excelled in their performance by achieving Honours. Congratulations to all of them.  They are all an inspiration everyone taking part in the festival.


Our winners from 2019!

Sophie Osborne was the winner of the Portsmouth Festivities Recital Prize.  Sophie performed Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No.2, 1st movement.  Sophie’s recital will be held in June 2020.

Thomas Luke won the Solent Symphony Orchestra Concerto Prize and he performed Prelude in G Minor Op. 23, No.5 by Rachmaninov.  Thomas’ Concerto will be held in the Spring of 2020.

Thomas Nash was awarded the Portsmouth Music Festival Chairman’s Cup.  Thomas played Sons De Carilhoes by Joao Pernambuco.

Sophie Osborne
Thomas Luke
Thomas Nash