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International Musicians Seminar

Friends of IMS

Join the Friends of IMS

The concerts in Cornwall are arranged by the Friends of IMS. Their aim is to promote and support the work of the seminars and to build IMS’s reputation as an integral part of the musical life of West Cornwall. By joining the Friends you are helping to support one of the most important centres of music making – not just in Cornwall but in the whole of the UK.

Friends Masterclass Student Sponsorship

Every year, some of the money raised by the Friends of IMS helps some students who, without financial support, would not be able to attend the Masterclasses and benefit from this invaluable opportunity to work with our professors. Last year the Friends of IMS supported Jamal Alieyev (cello), Savitri Grier (violin), Alexander Karpeyev (piano), Alexey Stadler (cello) and Han Bin Yoon (cello).   

Annual Subscriptions and Benefits

£30 Family
£5 Junior (under 19) / full-time student

£120 Couple

Please note: If you live outside Cornwall and would like to listen to the masterclasses and rehearsals at the seminars, you will be asked to join as a Patron. There is no charge for Patrons wishing to listen to seminars, but access is limited to three sessions per week.  

All Friends and Patrons benefit from:

  • Advance concert information and priority booking period.
  • One (Individual members), two (Family members) or four (Patrons) half-price tickets for the Friends' spring concert.
  • Refunds on tickets returned up to 48 hours before a concert.
  • An invitation to any other IMS Prussia Cove events in Cornwall, including the Friends' AGM.
  • The opportunity to attend up to three sessions per week at the Masterclasses or OCM rehearsals, subject to space. There is a charge to Friends of £5 per session. Patrons can attend free of charge. 
To join the Friends or Patrons please download the membership form and return it with your subscription to the membership secretary (details on the form). 

For further giving opportunities please see our Donors' Circles page. 

Helping Out...

The Friends Committee in Cornwall always welcome extra help with various aspects of running the concerts, whether distributing local publicity or stewarding and selling programmes and refreshments at the concerts. If you would like to get involved please contact Judi Barrett on or 01326 340116.