The Bernardi Music Group has become nationally regarded for its innovative performances, commissioning of new music, and life changing experience. We strive to help galvanise communities through music and our Festival is described as the lead of its type for the classical music in the South East.


The Bernardi Music Group brings together our Bernardi Chamber Orchestra, The Stradivarius Piano Trio, String Academy, Shipley Arts Festival and is led by violinist Andrew Bernardi.  Our Orchestra was described as'....beautifully played by the Bernardi Orchestra'  by Jon Snow, on Channel 4 news at the occasion of Sir John Mortimers Memorial Concert in Southwark Cathedral where we performed our commission 'To Notice Such Things' with and by the late Jon Lord ( formerly of Deep Purple )



Shipley Arts Festival is described as 'One of the UK's most highly respected Classical Music Festivals' BY West Sussex County Times


News:  We have just returned from our hugely successful Trinity Sannyi Music Academy Summer School held at Yehudi Menuhin School and our Concerts over 2000 in St Giles Cathedral as Edinburgh Strings 2019 with our friends Devon Camerata and in Edinburgh Festival.


Pictures and videos will be appearing here and are at our Facebook page:


Our next Concert is Opera Gala which has sold out: :


However we have tickets available for our Festival performance of La Boheme and our delighted to welcome you for 4 pm on 21st September :


Thank you for supporting so strongly - we are very grateful to fill all our Concerts and venues with enthusiastic music lovers.


Shipley Arts Festival is a unique festival that celebrates The Arts, Communities, Heritage and Commerce in some of the most beautiful places in Sussex bringing together internationally renowned musicians and composers. Young musicians will also have exciting opportunities to learn and perform alongside these world class professionals.

This Friday sees the Charity Dinner Concert at the beautiful Leonardslee Gardens in Sussex where diners will be able to enjoy the wonderful Stradivarius Piano Trio perform and help raise funds for local Sussex Charities – Chestnut Tree Hospice and Sussex Arts Academy. The gardens which will be open for the evening, are stunning and full of Spring colour and are home to the famous Leonardslee wallabies. 

Music for the evening will include Piazzola’s Four Seasons of Buenos  Aires and the  Stradivarius Piano Trio of Andrew Bernardi, Maria  Marchant and Jonathan Few will be joined by George Robinson, guitarist. These musicians perform in the UK and also internationally and can often also be heard on Radio 3 and Classic FM as well as at concerts throughout the year.

The Shipley Arts Festival takes place throughout the year and highlights include the Wilding Concert at Knepp Castle where the frontiers of new music will be extended with the music and singing of Roderick Williams OBE with the Stradivarius Piano Trio. There are also several youth events including a day of music making for string players aged 5 to fourteen, and, to close the 2019 Festival, The Yehudi Menuhin School, String Academy and five local Sussex schools will premiere ‘Dragons’ by Malcolm Singer at St Mary’s Church Horsham, in the heart of the District. 

Andrew Bernardi, the Festival Artistic Director said “this Festival is really bringing together musicians and communities and embraces what we believe in by giving opportunities for local people to hear international musicians perform live in local places that are special to where we live. Festival supporters, our String Academy, Toovey’s, Kreston Reeves, NFU Mutual, Nyetimber, Rossana and Wakefields together with over twenty Sussex communities come together to be elevated through music from the roots of Sussex and we very much look forward to welcoming you to our events and to being part of our community

Whist this Leonardslee event is now full,  details of all concerts and venues can be found at and tickets can be booked through The Capitol Theatre; phone 01403 741685. There are many other varied and exciting events during the Horsham District Year of Culture, as well as others taking place at Leonardslee . So do take a look and come and enjoy world class musicians performing here in Sussex.

For more information about the event of Festival, please contact Andrew Bernardi 01403 741685 or email

Tracy Carr   27th March 2019 


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Pictured below:


1.  A watercolour sketch by Chris Myers RI RBA - Stradivarius Piano Trio performing on the 2nd November 2018 at Frewen College for the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Major General John Moore-Bick CBE DL:


2.   Trinity Sannyi Music Academy Summer School Chinese UK Exchange Programme:


3.    Film and pictures of Bernardi Music Group performing:


You can listen to Bernardi Music Group here:


and from Goodwood in the presence of the Duke of Duchess of Richmond in aid of Friends of Sussex Hospices: 




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