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International Musicians Seminar

Cornwall Concert Dates, Venues & Booking Info

Autumn Concerts 2019

The Autumn Concert series is part of our Open Chamber Music seminar, where over the course of three weeks 120 musicians come together to rehearse and explore the wide variety of repertoire that chamber music offers. The groups, made up of experienced and young musicians, decide during the week whether they are ready and would like to perform in the weekend concerts and therefore programmes are announced a couple of days prior to each weekend. Programmes will be updated here as soon as they are confirmed, or if you'd like to be informed by email as soon as they are announced, please sign up to our mailing list

Friday 13 September, 7.30pm
King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth

Dvorak Piano Quartet in D
Kaoru Oe, Garfield Jackson, Ursula Smith, Mishka Momen
Elgar String Quartet Op. 83
Sheila Jaffe, Emily Nebel, Hannah Shaw, Sinead O’Halloran
Brahms Piano Trio in B Major
Sini Simonen, David Waterman, Alasdair Beatson

Saturday 14 September, 7.30pm
St John's Hall, Penzance

Mozart String Quartet K590
Mayumi Seiler, Katya Poplyansky, Robin Ireland, Ben Tarlton
Schoenberg String Trio
Guillaume Faraut, Lara Sophie Schmidt, Ben Tarlton
Schumann Piano Trio in D minor
Sini Simonen, Amy Norrington, Florian Noack
Dvorak Piano Trio F minor   
Oscar Perks, Sam DeCaprio, Imre Dani 

Sunday 15 September, 2.30pm
St Hilary Church

Zemlinsky String Quartet No.1
Andrea Hallam, Thomas Reif, Marthe Husum, Indira Grier
Britten String Quartet No.1
Anna Lim, Grace Park, Otoha Tabata, Michal Beck
Korngold Suite Op.23
James Clark, Jenna Sherry, Amy Norrington, Mishka Momen

Friday 20 September, 7.30pm
St. Mary's Church, Penzance

Ries Grand Octet Op.128
Rannveig Marta Sarc, Sarina Zickgraf, Angela Park, Ya-Fei Chuang, David Desimpelaere, Alec Frank-Gemmill, William Slingsby-Duncombe, Amy Harman
Mozart String Quintet in D major

Krysia Osostowicz, Lisa Romain, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Lilya Tymchyshyn, Ariana Kashefi
Arad String Trio
Geneva Lewis, Atar Arad, Laura van der Heijden
Beethoven String Quartet Op.59 No.3
Thomas Gould, Rannveig Marta Sarc, Christoph Vandory, Moray Welsh

Saturday 21 September, 7.30pm
St Hilary Church

This concert will be dedicated to the memory of the artist, and IMS friend and supporter Romi Behrens.

Beethoven String Quintet in C major Op. 29
Savitri Grier, Elena Urioste, Jonathan Brown, Luba Tunnicliffe, Steven Isserlis
Widmann Octet

Harriet Langley, Shana Douglas, Adam Newman, Vladimir Waltham, David Desimpelaere, Alec Frank-Gemmill, William Slingsby-Duncombe, Amy Harman
Gnessin Piano Trio Op.63 / Rosowsky Fantasy Dance Op. 6
Amarins Wierdsma, Steven Isserlis, Noam Greenberg
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat
Savitri Grier, Brannon Cho, Janos Palojtay

Please note the change of venue from previously advertised. If you purchased tickets when this concert was scheduled to be at St Buryan Church, the Minack Theatre will be in touch with you to confirm the re-issue of your tickets. 

Sunday 22 September, 2.30pm
St Gluvias Church, Penryn

Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat K493
Liesbeth Baelus, Adam Newman, Ariana Kashefi, Robert Levin
Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor Op.80

Michael Gurevich, Geneva Lewis, Luba Tunnicliffe, Brannon Cho

Beethoven String Quartet Op.130 and Grosse Fuge    

James Clark, Harriet Langley, Bryony Gibson Cornish, David Waterman

Friday 27 September, 7.30pm
Marazion Coummunity Centre

Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm
St Pol de Leon Church, Paul

Sunday 29 September, 3pm

King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth

Opening Concert of the Autumn Tour 2019

Schumann Fairy Tales Op.132
 Piano Quintet No.2 in C minor Op.115
 Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op.15d
Clarinet Quintet in A K581
See the Autumn Tour page for full details, performers and other venues for the tour. 

Booking Information

  • Booking for Friends of IMS from 10 June
    To join the Friends of IMS and benefit from priority booking, visit our Friends page. 
  • General Booking through Minack Theatre Box Office now open
    Online: Minack Theatre Box Office Tel: 01736 810181 (Mon - Sun 9.30am-5.30pm)
    In person: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall TR19 6JU (Mon - Sun 9.30am-5.30pm) 
    A £1 handling charge will be added to each booking. No refunds available. 
  • Free tickets for young people aged 8 - 25 are made possible with the support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
    These tickets are available through the Minack Theatre Box Office online, by telephone and in person. Please also complete the form on arrival at the concert. 
  • Tickets on the door, subject to availability (cash only please) 
    For availability please check the IMS website, or telephone the Minack Theatre Box Office 01736 810181, or IMS office 01736 763264 (9-29 September 2019). 

For any further information please contact the IMS office by email using our contact form, or by phone on 020 76204405, or during the seminar (9-29 September 2019) on 01736 763264.

Sándor Végh Memorial Concerts 2020

Friday 10 January, 6pm - St John's Hall, Penzance
Saturday 11 January, 7.30pm
- St Swithins Walcot, Bath

Florence Cooke, Kjell-Arne Jorgensen, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Daniel Phillips (violin), Tim Boulton, Werner Dickel (viola), Xenia Jankovic, Christoph Richter (cello).

Beethoven String Quartet Op.59, No.1
Beethoven String Quartet Op.132

*Please note the programme has changed since first advertised.

Tickets are on sale from the Minack Theatre Box Office, as for the Autumn Concerts. (See above for further details.)