International classical star gives concert at Honiton Festival

Now in its eleventh year, The Honiton Festival consists of a series of classical lunchtime concerts throughout the autumn and winter months, to be followed by a 10 day Festival in May.

Now in its eleventh year, The Honiton Festival consists of a series of classical lunchtime concerts throughout the autumn and winter months, to be followed by a 10 day Festival in May.

The first two lunchtime concerts to kick-off the new Festival year took place last autumn and featured the highly anticipated Harpham String Quartet and Granada Competition finalist Fiona Slominska, supported by the Tillett Trust Young Artists' Platform. The next lunchtime concert will take place on Friday, February 15 and will feature Devon's own rising classical star Ben Baker. Born in New Zealand, Ben Baker - who played with Nigel Kennedy at the age of seven - is a rising star of the Yehudi Menuhin School. He has appeared as a soloist with the London Mozart Players and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and is fast becoming internationally recognised.

The programme for the afternoon will be:

TARTINI - Sonata in G minor "Devil's Trill", BEETHOVEN - Sonata in F "Spring" and ELGAR - Violin Sonata


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The Honiton Festival officially became an annual instead of a biennial event last year, after ten years of continuous success. Every year, the Festival sees audiences from all over the region flock to the town of Honiton to see the unrivalled line-up of stars of national and international calibre. The ten day spring Festival is due to take place May 21-31 2008.

For more information or to book tickets, visit www.thehonitonfestival.co.uk or call the Box Office on

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