Bernardi Music Group


Bernardi Music Group

The Bernardi Music Group brings together the Bernardi Chamber Orchestra, the Stradivarius Piano Trio, our String Academy and the Shipley Arts Festival.

BMG is led by Andrew Bernardi, one of the most successful English violinists, educators and festival directors.

Due to Covid-19 the Bernardi Music Group has created highly entertaining on-line Zoom concerts to bring together the best of the BMG to provide concerts and interviews across the virtual and real world.

Our current concerts can be seen on our sister website,

We will be launching a brand new website later in the year bringing together the best of BMG and the Shipley Arts Festival.

Andrew Bernardi

Andrew studied violin with John Ludlow, the late Hugh Bean CBE, Francis Mason and was strongly influenced by the late Lord Yehudi Menuhin. He won the Lebel postgraduate scholarship to study at Trinity College of Music where he led all the orchestras. He has subsequently become established as one of England’s leading violinists, string educationalists and music entrepreneurs.

Andrew performs with many of the UK’s leading orchestras. He has played on TV and film soundtracks including cameo appearances in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Nanny McPhee, The Talented Mr Ripley and Pride and Prejudice. Andrew continues a 25 year relationship with Raymond Gubbay Ltd having performed over one thousand concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican and Lucerne Concert Hall.

Please visit out sister websites

Shipley Arts Festival

One of the UK’s most highly respected Classical Music Festivals and now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Concerts are performed in locations such as Knepp Castle, The Blue Idol, Warnham Park, Lackenhurst, Leonardslee and many more.

Trinity Sannyi Music Academy

The Academy’s mission is to create a culture exchange platform for young musicians from Chinese and Asian Conservatoires of Classical Music. Students are able to explore British culture whilst living and studying within a safe, creative, healthy and stimulating environment.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 14th July Shipley Arts Festival - Findon Place

St John the Baptist Church, Findon, Worthing, BN14 0RF
Findon Place, Worthing, BN14 0RF

4pm to 8.30pm

Ticket Price = £50 Attendees limited to 20

Join us for a unique experience in Findon and be part of a live recording of,

  • World recording premiere of ‘Shipley Idyl’ by Paul Lewis
  • Elgar Serenade for Strings op 20
  • John Ireland’s ‘Toccata.’

St John the Baptist Church, Findon, Worthing, BN14 0RF
Findon Place, Worthing, BN14 0RF


Sunday 19th July Shipley Arts Festival - Lackenhurst and Knepp Castle

Shipley Arts Festival: Online and Live from Lackenhurst, Knepp Castle, Findon Place and Church

Online zoom event

6pm to 7.30pm

Ticket Price = £25

Music from the country estates of Lackenhurst, Knepp Castle, Findon and with Mendelssohn Octet ‘Sherzo’, world Premiere of White Storks by Helen Ottoway, plus music by Gerschwin Cole Porter and Charlie Parker and Strings.


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