in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Welcome to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival, centered in beautiful Floyd County.
Our focus is on music education, especially the support of local young people, and on broadening our region’s musical richness by making classical music and a blend of classical and Appalachian heritage styles affordable and available in our community – in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Coming September 27th at the Floyd Center of the Arts
The Martinů Quartet will bring their world renowned music to the Floyd Center for the Arts, Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018, 7:30PM. Tickets are $25 in advance.
The Martinů Quartet, originally the Havlák Quartet, was formed in 1976 by the then students of the Prague Conservatoire, inspired by and modelled on such string quartets as the Vlach and the Smetana. They put favourable circumstances to good use by intensive practice and study of the quartet repertoire, resulting in seven prizes at important international competitions. They are prizewinner of the ARD Munich (Germany), Evian (France), Yehudi Menuhin (Portsmouth, Britain) and The Prague Spring competitions.
October 21st at the Floyd Center of the Arts
Internationally acclaimed pianist Maria Yefimova has performed in Italy, Spain, England, Slovakia, Croatia, Russia, and the United States. She appeared in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Malii and Rachmaninoff Halls, Steinway Hall (NYC), Teatro Puccini di Merano (Italy), Lisinsky Hall, and Slovak Philharmonic Hall.
Thanks for attending the 2017
September 16 – Strings Program Starts up at the June Bug Center
September 27th – Martinu Concert at the Floyd Center of the Arts
October 21st – Maria Yefimova – Floyd Center of the Arts
November 10th, – Youth Concert – Zion Lutheran Church
December 12, Strings Concert
March 2, 2019 – Rainier – Floyd Center of the Arts
March 31, 2019 Olga Vinokur – Floyd Center of the Arts
News & Updates
On May 21,2017, at the Bach to Bluegrass Concert, three young Floyd County musicians were awarded scholarships by VBRMF. In memory of Ed Fallon, Eli Wildman, age 16, was awarded a scholarship to attend the Berklee Global String Program this summer. Aila Wildman and...read more
In 2015 Laurel Brooke of Floyd, a violinist, received the David S. Wiley Scholarship from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival. She then attended New River Community College for a year as a part-time student--not only to gain credits for general education, but also to...read more