tasmin2009 saw the beginning of the popular Summer Celebrity Recital, with violinist Tasmin Little being the first soloist.

The Festival welcomed such stars as Raphael Wallfisch, performing in concert with the Wihan String Quartet, as well as giving a masterclass, mezzo Christianne Stotijn, pianist Melvyn Tan (a last-minute, but very welcome, replacement for an indisposed Nelson Goerner), the Trio Wanderer, and renowned mezzo Colette McGahon taking a series of masterclassses