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.


The Bernardi Music Group brings together our Bernardi Chamber Orchestra, The Stradivarius Piano Trio, The Gifted and Talented String Academy, Shipley Arts Festival and is led by violinist Andrew Bernardi.  '....beautifully played by the Bernardi Orchestra'  Jon Snow, Channel 4 news.

'One of the UK's most highly respected Classical Music Festivals' West Sussex County Times


 Bernardi.  '....beautifully played by the Bernardi Orchestra'  Jon Snow, Channel 4 news.

'One of the UK's most highly respected Classical Music Festivals' West Sussex County Times




We are delighted to welcome you to our new website 



Thank you for all our supporters and please visit our new website at



Shipley Arts Festival 2018 Programme
We are delighted to welcome you to the Shipley Arts Festival 2018. Please download and book through the Capitol ( 01403 750220 ) or for the opening at South Lodge Hill in aid of Chestnut Tree call 01403 891711
FinalSAF18LowResDl Festival programme.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.4 MB
We are so glad to be able to invite you to the opening Concert and dinner for Shipley Arts Festival 2018
An evening of Sussex themed music in the elegant grounds of South Lodge Hotel. Please come and join us for dinner at South Lodge Hotel to mark the official launch of the Shipley Arts Festival 2018 and to celebrate Chestnut Tree House’s 15th Birthday. After a sparkling canapé reception you will be treated to an evening of Sussex themed music expertly performed by violinist Andrew Bernardi with his Bernardi Music Group as you enjoy a stunning four course dinner.
Shipley arts invite 1pp A5 press.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.5 MB
Please fill in this form to become a Shipley Arts Festival Friend
Adobe Acrobat Document 108.9 KB



Thank you for your past support of the Shipley Festival Friends.  We are delighted to invite you to renew or join our Shipley Arts Festival Friends Group for 2018.  This year we are differentiating  Gold, Silver and the exclusive Friendship memberships.  Silver and Gold Festival Friends will be invited to the Sponsors Festival Review 2018, and Gold and Life Friends have the option of a musician from the Festival playing a piece for their family and friends at a mutually convenient time and location.    


All Festival Friends will continue to enjoy:   

-   Invitation to the annual Friends’ January Festival Preview with canapés and wine at Sedgwick Park


  •   Advance notice of concerts to allow preferential booking for Festival Friends as many concerts sell out well in advance.
  •   Special reserved seating on request at Concerts (Please notify request 24hrs before concerts) 
  •   Invitations to private Concerts at the most exclusive stately homes
  •   The Festival Friends Concert which will be free of charge to Festival Friends and details of which will be announced at the January Festival launch. 
  •   Meeting the artists and composers, several of whom have international careers and regularly appear on Radio 3,4 and Classic FM
  • Special offers to very exclusive private invitation only Concerts


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: 



and our String Academy performing with Devon Camerata here in St Giles Cathedral as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival:







Players from Bernardi Music Group at the Sussex closing  Concert of Shipley Arts Festival '15   with Horsham's Rt Hon Jeremy Quin MP in Nuthurst Church on Sunday 12th July 2015

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.