Music Party – SOLD OUT

February 28, 2024 6:30 PM

Music Party – SOLD OUT

February 28, 2024 6:30 PM


After many private sight reading parties amongst classical music friends, hostesses Sumina & Laure are making this unique musical experience a public event!

The first half of the night features a 45 minute performance of acclaimed pianist Siqian Li (, who has been featured as a rising star in BBC Music Magazine.
For the second half of the night, the stage opens to both professional musicians as well as amateur musicians of the audience who are encouraged to play chamber music together.

We kindly ask that you bring sheet music parts and/or your iPad if you have specific repertoire requests.

What is a sight reading party?
Imagine your musician friend hosting a house party. After socialising and a few drinks, people start unpacking their instruments. Lo and behold, you’re playing some Mozart quartets or Brahms quintet together – just for fun! If you think that this could be a fun nerd fest for classical music enthusiasts, you are absolutely correct!

Friends have said…

“Until a couple of months ago, I had never attended a sight reading party and didn’t know what I was getting myself into. However, it was a great, unique experience to be amongst professional musicians and hear them play close-up. Also, it was so cool to actually be able to talk to the artists and fellow music enthusiasts informally outside of a concert hall!” – Anu B.

“Chamber music reading parties are special havens, where musicians and music lovers can gather to play, discover, and revel in the greatest compositions, all in the warm relaxed spirit of camaraderie, laughter, and the spontaneous joy of making music together.” – Elly S.

Words from the hostesses

“For us professional musicians, classical music can, unfortunately, easily consist of a rigid practice regime and a pressure to perform perfectly. In order to ‘depressurise’ the classical music experience, I wanted to bring the fun of playing music to the forefront – and create a space where both professional musicians and music enthusiasts can connect as well as feel safe playing music together with little to no regard of perfection.” – Sumina Studer

“As a performing artist, I strongly believe that what makes a true musician is the love for the art first and foremost, rather than the fixation on achieving perfection, and the fear of being judged onstage. I fully support Sumina’s vision in creating a fun and safe environment for music lovers, both professional and amateurs, to abandon their sense of egos, and simply enjoy the process of making music together!” – Laure Chan

The event is not seated and has a casual feel.