xuefeiyangBrothers Paul and Huw Watkins opened the 2013 International Festival of Chamber Music, titled Fugues & Fantasies. The Rasumovsky Ensemble made a welcome return, as did Paul Barritt. Pianist Peter Jablonski and the Royal String Quartet gave recitals, while cellist Oleg Kogan gave a masterclass.

Guitarist Xuefei Yang was the soloist for the Summer Celebrity Recital, and the Northern Lights Mini-Fest featured baritone Ben McAteer, flautist Sabrina Hu and the Benyounes String Quartet