The Bernardi Music Group has become nationally regarded for its innovative performances, commissioning of new music, and life changing experience and strength to 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



We were delighted our High Sheriff Mark Spofforth OBE, MP Jeremy Quin, Festival Friends, sponsors Toovey's and Kreston Reeves plus String Academy and several prominent composers and Festival Musicians were able to support  the 2017 launch. We are grateful to the County Times, Style Magazine and Sussex Life for such excellent coverage of the evening which you can see in our press room above.  


Tickets are now available at The Capitol or on 01403 750220 between 10am and 7pm.  


Alternatively please book 24 hours a day online at :


Concerts sell out early so please do book now to avoid disappointment.


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:

Thank you also to all our Shipley Arts Festival supporters for attending what were nearly all sell out performances for our 2016 Festival.  Please see Bernardi Music Group below at the opening 2016 Festival at Goodwood House hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Richmond raising over £24,000 for the Friends of Sussex Hospices:







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

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