International Chamber Music Festival "Fundación MonteLeón"

From 05.12.22 to 09.12.22
Comunidad Autónoma Castile and Leon

Promoter: Fundación MonteLeón
Director: Carmen Mayo (dirección artística)
Phone: (+34) 987 03 96 82



The International Chamber Music Festival "Fundación MonteLeón" is an initiative created by the Fundación MonteLeón in 2010 with the aim of promoting the careers of young national and international chamber groups of excellence. The festival has been a pioneer in Spain due to its format and objective: to promote young chamber groups by giving them a professional treatment and offering them the possibility of performing in the same program together with artists of international prestige.

It should be noted that the vast majority of these young people are already groups with an outstanding artistic career and, in many cases, winners of important international awards such as the Parkhouse Award at Wigmore Hall (London); International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition, Weimar (Germany), ARD Music Competition among others. Since its inception, the Festival had an international projection, as shown by the fact that around 70% of the proposals received annually to participate come from outside of Spain; mainly from all over Europe but also from Asia, America and Canada.

Special guest artists from past editions: Kuss Quartet (2010), Ebène Quatuor (2011), Doric String Quartet (2012), Quartetto di Cremona (2013), Nicolas Altastedt, cello & José gallardo, piano (2014), Quiroga Quartet (2015), Apollon Musagete Quartet (2016), Daniel Rowland (violin) & Natacha Kudritskaya (piano) (2017), Trio di Parma (2018) and Angela Hewitt & Quartetto di Cremona (2019).

Since 2016, the MonteLeón Festival has been broadcast in streaming to the whole world from the website itself.

Carmen Mayo, a renowned pianist and specialist in chamber music (chamber music professor at the Valencia Superior Conservatory of Music since 1990) has been its artistic director since its inception. Under her recognized experience and professionalism, a new edition is organized every year.