Welcome to the Portsmouth Music Festival

Upcoming event – Saturday, 2nd October, 7.30pm. Portsmouth Cathedral

Thomas Luke, winner of the Solent Symphony Orchestra Concerto award in 2019 and the BBC Young Musician Keyboard Final will be performing Liszt’s 1st Piano Concerto. The programme also includes Dvorak’s 8th Symphony.

Tickets are available online (www.ticketsource.co.uk), telephone 07884 257771 (answer machine) or at the door.

Ticket prices: £15.00 / £5.00 students

Festival 2022

Online entry for the 2022 Festival is now open! Alternatively, copies of the syllabus for each section and postal entry forms are available to download if you wish to send us your entries by post. We look forward to receiving your entries.


We are in urgent need of volunteers for a number of roles. The Festival is at a critical stage and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to continue running all sections after 2022 if more help is not forthcoming. If you, or someone you know, is interested in helping and ensuring that the Festival continues to run please contact us using the form on the website. Thank you.

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.

More details on the Portsmouth Music Festival, including a message from our Chair, can be found under About,  which is located on the menu banner.

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 when COVID-19 guidelines allow.  More details will be published when we have them.

Thomas Luke won the Solent Symphony Orchestra Concerto Prize and he performed Prelude in G Minor Op. 23, No.5 by Rachmaninov.  Thomas’ Concerto, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, will be performed with the Solent Symphony Orchestra when COVID-19 guidelines allow.  Details will be published when we have them.

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