London Philharmonic ensemble at Cayman Arts Festival

The London Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble will be among the top-rate performances at next year’s Cayman Arts Festival from Feb. 17–26 at various locations across the island.  

The festival, which started in 2004, brings world-class performers of choral music, classical music and jazz to Cayman’s stages, and also showcases the local student finalists of the Butterfield Young Musician of the Year. 

The London Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble will perform on Feb. 18 at First Baptist Church; violin soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn will take the stage at Cayman Islands Baptist Church on Feb. 20; child prodigy Joey Alexander will perform at George Town Yacht Club on Feb. 25; and jazz maestro Mokhtar Samba will perform at First Baptist Church on Feb. 26. 

“So many people have told me that they hunger for more high-quality cultural events on the island, and for more classical music events,” said the festival’s executive director, Marius Gaina.  

There will also be exhibitions by the Visual Arts Society and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. 

“People should attend the Cayman Arts Festival to relax and have a good time…come, relax and enjoy this unique environment,” said Mr. Gaina. “Leave your phones at home, socialize with other music lovers. Everybody should take advantage of this luxury of being offline for a few hours in the company of some fantastic performers and great music.” 

Early bird prices through Dec. 31 are $100 for adults and $30 for students. These general tickets allow access to all CAF events. After Dec. 31, tickets will be $30 per event in advance for adults, or $35 at the door, and $8 per event in advance for students, or $10 at the door. Call 922-5550, email [email protected], or visit


Joey Alexander will wow audiences at George Town Yacht Club.


Elizabeth Pitcairn will play the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720 while in Cayman.


Mokhtar Samba and his band are scheduled to perform at the First Baptist Church.