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International Musicians Seminar

Cornwall Concerts - Dates, Venues, Booking Details

Sándor Végh Memorial Concerts 2020

Friday 10 January, 6pm

St John's Hall, Penzance

Saturday 11 January, 7.30pm

St Swithins Walcot, Bath

Arvid Engegard*, Florence Cooke,
Kjell-Arne Jorgensen, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, (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 that Daniel Phillips is unable to perform in these concerts, but we are delighted that Arvid Engegard is able to step in at short notice. Like Daniel, Arvid has had a long assocation with IMS.

Booking Information

  • Penzance, 10th January: Minack Theatre Box Office
    Online: Minack Theatre Box Office Tel: 01736 810181 (Mon-Sun: 10am-4pm)
    In person: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall TR19 6JU  (Mon-Sun: 10am-4pm)
    A £1 handling charge will be added to each booking. No refunds available.
  • Bath, 11th January: Bath Box Office
    Online: Bath Box Office  Tel: 01225 463362
    In person: Bath Box Office, Bath Visitor Information Centre, Bridgwater House,
    2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN (Mon-Sat: 9.30-5.30pm)
    A £1 handling charge will be added to each booking.
  • Both Concerts: 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. 
  • Both Concerts: Tickets on the door, subject to availability (cash only please) 
    For availability please check the IMS website on the day of the concert.

Inspiring Young Musicians 2020

3 February 2020

Free family concert
St Petroc's Church, Bodmin, 3.30 - 4.30pm

A free family concert will showcase the work which has taken place during the third iteration of this wonderful education project, which bring young musicians aged 13-19 to Cornwall to study with a group of IMS Prussia Cove musicians. The concert will include performances of Haydn's ‘Sunrise’ Quartet, Op.76, No.4 and Stravinsky's 3 Pieces for String Quartet by the IMS Prussia Cove musicians. More information about the project can be found on the Outreach page.

Emily Nebel (violin)
Michael Gurevich (violin)
Tim Boulton (viola)
Sally Pendlebury (cello)

No need to book tickets in advance, all welcome!

South West Tour 2020

7 - 10 March 2020

Once again our Outreach Programme is taking a group of musicians who have worked together at Open Chamber Music on a tour across Cornwall working in collaboration with Carn to Cove. Further details about the project can be found on our Outreach page.

7th March, The Tolmen Centre, Constantine, 7.30pm
8th March, Maker with Rame Community Hall, 7.30pm
9th March, Launceston Town Hall, 7.30pm
10th March, Miners & Mechanics Institute, St Agnes, 7.30pm

Howells Rhapsodic Quintet
Dvorak Terzetto
Lindberg Steamboat Bill Jr
Schumann Offertorium from C minor mass
Weber Clarinet Quintet

Beatrice Philips, Maia Cabeza (violin)
Maya Meron (viola)
Adi Tal (cello)
Matthew Hunt (clarinet)

Tickets from Carn to Cove or 01726 879500.

Spring Concerts 2020

Wednesday 1 April, 7.30pm
King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth
Maestri Concert – with Steven Isserlis, András Keller, Kim Kashkashian and Ferenc Rados

Monday 6 April, 7.30pm
St Pol de Leon Church, Paul

Tuesday 7 April, 7.30pm
St John’s Hall, Penzance

Saturday 11 April, 7.30pm
Marazion Community Centre
Maestri Concert – with Steven Doane, Richard Egarr, Thomas Riebl, Gerhard Schulz

Friday 17 April , 7.30pm
St Gluvias Church, Penryn

Saturday 18 April, 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Penzance

Please note that all concert programmes are different. The concerts on the 6th, 7th, 17th and 18th April will be given by the outstanding young musicians taking part in the Spring Masterclasses. They are invited by their professors to perform in the public concerts during the course, and the programmes are announced a couple of days in advance of the concerts. 

Booking Opening Dates:
IMS Friends and Patrons, Circles Donors - 13th January
General Booking - 24th February. 

Donors and Friends will received advance information and detailed booking information in early January and full booking details will be posted here then. If you would like to take advantage of the advance booking period and are interested in joining the Friends or one of our Donor Circles, please find the information on our Support Us page, or Contact the office for further information. 

For any further information please contact the IMS office by email using our contact form, or by phone on 020 76204405.