The world’s finest musicians in a magnificent setting: join us for the 77th season of Lunchtime Concerts in the Victorian Gallery at the New Walk Museum: October 2019 - March 2020.

Box Office: 0116 225 4920 (11am - 4pm)

next lunchtime concert: 31st october - sold out!

Our next Lunchtime Concert on 31st October, featuring the Chineke! Ensemble, is now sold out. There may be a small number of seats available immediately before the concert due to ‘no shows’: the Box Office will put you on a waiting list when they open at 11am.

Elias Quartet

Elias Quartet

last Lunchtime Concert: 17th October, 1pm

The Elias String Quartet were warmly received by the New Walk Museum audience after a contrasting and superbly delivered programme.…..more

The Lendvai String Trio

The Lendvai String Trio

lunchtime concert: 3rd october.

Our 2019/20 Lunchtime Concert Series began on 3rd October with a return visit by the Lendvai String Trio. It was fitting that the Trio - three brilliant women string players - embraced our challenge to include at least one composition by a female composer in each programme...more


This year’s Leicester International Music Festival is very special. I’ve been to two of the concerts and been bowled over by the quality of the music and the musicianship. You will not hear chamber music played better anywhere in Europe. It is truly magnificent…..I would warmly recommend attending.’

Read Leicester Concert-goer’s Festival Review

Festival Gallery


End of the first day's rehearsal at Festival 2019, with the Schubert String Quintet in C first run through already sounding magical: Alexander Sitkovetsky & Jack Liebeck (violin); Richard O'Neill (viola); Leonard Elschenbroich & Michael Petrov (cello)