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International Musicians Seminar


Welcome to IMS Prussia Cove

"Some of my most satisfying musical experiences have been at IMS. The combination of the glorious setting, the close personal friendships that one forms there while living in such close proximity, and the sense of pure musical idealism that has been the chief aim of the seminar since it began, produces a sort of magic that is unique. IMS is an important part of my life and, I believe, an important part of the lives of most people who attend the seminars." Steven Isserlis, Artistic Director


Master Class Applications Open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Master Classes. Information and the online application form can be found here. You will need to send us your audition CD by post so please make sure these also reach the office by the application deadline, Friday 28 November.


Sándor Végh Memorial Concerts

Friday 9 January, 6pm - St Pol de Leon Church, Paul
Sunday 11 January, 11am - Oriental Club, Stratford Place, London

Erich Höbarth, violin
Kjell-Arne Jørgensen, violin
Ulrike-Anima Mathé, violin
Daniel Phillips, violin
Tim Boulton, viola
Hariolf Schlichtig, viola
Xenia Jankovic, cello
Christoph Richter, cello

Schubert String Quartet No.15 in G major D887
Brahms String Quartet No.3 in B flat major Op.67

See here for ticket information and bookings or please contact the office for further information.


IMS announces their new President: Sir Simon Rattle, OM CBE

We are thrilled that Sir Simon Rattle has accepted Steven Isserlis's invitation to become the new President of IMS Prussia Cove. 


The International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove is one of the premier short course seminars in the world. It offers musicians from all over the world the opportunity to participate in seminars which are unique in both their approach and environment. They attract maestri of world standing who encourage traditional values of musicianship and develop the artistic potential of tomorrow’s leading musicians. IMS Prussia Cove was awarded the 2008 Chamber Music Prize by the Royal Philharmonic Society.


IMS Founder: Sándor Végh

Artistic Director: Steven Isserlis

Artistic Advisers: Ralph Kirshbaum and András Schiff

Co-Founder and Programming Director: Hilary Tunstall-Behrens

Patron: HRH The Duke of Kent KG 

President: Sir Simon Rattle OM, CBE

Board of Directors: Tessa Gaisman MBE (Chairman), Judi Barrett (Chairman of Friends of IMS) Nicholas Berwin, Robert Boas, David Cairns, Jonathan Gaisman QC, Maria Lucas-Tooth, Gilbert McCabe, Haakon Overli, Sir Martin Smith, David Whelton 

Administrator: Rosie Yeatman

Development Assistant: Jo White

Contact details:

Waterloo Business Centre,

117 Waterloo Road,

London SE1 8UL, UK

Tel: +44 20 7921 0064 

Or use our contact form

Registered Charity Number: 270204

Registered office: 32 Grafton Square, London SW4 0DB