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The Kirker Festival in Mallorca

Mallorca 6 nights Price from £2,548 per person
Departs: 05 May 2022
Departs: 05 May 2022

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Our Kirker Music Festival in the pretty village of Banyalbufar on the glorious and dramatic north coast of Mallorca places Frédéric Chopin centre stage. Chopin and his lover, George Sand, stayed on the island for three months during the winter of 1838/39, at the monastery of Valldemossa. We stay at the family-owned 3 star Hotel Mar I Vent which has been in the ownership of the Vives family for more than 80 years. We are given a very warm welcome each year by the family and their friends and neighbours in the village. Many of the concerts are given in the village church, just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. A further concert is given in the elegant villa of San Marroig, once the home of the Hapsburg Archduke Luís Salvador.


The Itinerary

Five varied excursions are included. We visit the elegant patrician hacienda of La Granja in a lovely valley setting. One day is spent visiting the port of Soller. From Palma we take the historic train that races through the mountainous heart of the island. We will spend an afternoon in the pretty village of Valldemossa, visit the famous monastery and see the room where Chopin stayed. We visit the house of Robert Graves in Deia, and afterwards the villa of San Marroig where we stay on for a concert. One day will be spent in Palma where we visit the Palau March museum in the historic centre of the city, to see a world-class collection of paintings by Spanish artists. There will also be a visit to the cathedral.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Six nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Six dinners and two lunches
  • Five concerts
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart London Heathrow at 09.50 arrive Palma 13.15
Depart Palma 14.35 arrive London Heathrow at 16.10

NB There are flights to Palma from Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, City and Southend as well as a wide range of airports throughout the country. Please tell us which is the most convenient and we will make arrangements accordingly.

Departure Dates and Prices

05 May 2022

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Price from£2548

Single Supp.£189

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Included Hotels


Mar I Vent
Mallorca, Spain, Europe

This small, traditional hotel has been run by three generations of the Vives family since 1931 and is located in the delightful small village of Banyalbufar in the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, approximately 45 minutes from Palma.

Carducci String Quartet

Carducci String Quartet


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Morgan Szymanski

Classical Guitar

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Simon Roland-Jones

Simon Rowland-Jones

Viola, Composer & Kirker Music Director

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Martin Roscoe


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Andrew Biggs

Andrew Biggs

Tour leader

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Barry Cheeseman

Barry Cheeseman

Cultural Tours Senior Executive


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Music Programme

12 May: Morgan Szymanski, guitar; Simon Rowland-Jones, viola.
The programme will include works by composers from Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil together with a work composed by Simon Rowland-Jones for viola and guitar and named in honour of Banyalbufar.

13 May: Carducci String Quartet; Morgan Szymanski, guitar;
Haydn: String Quartet Op.33 No. 2 ‘The Joke’; Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op.18 No.4; Boccherini: String Quartet for Guitar and Strings in D, G448

14 May: Martin Roscoe, piano;
A programme of works by Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp Op.1;
Mazurka in A minor, Op.17 No.4;
Etude in C sharp minor, Op.25 No.7;
Polonaise in A flat Op.53;
Nocturne in D flat Op.27, No. 2

15 May: Carducci String Quartet; Martin Roscoe, piano; Simon Rowland-Jones, viola;
Chopin: Movements from the cello sonata;
Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op.95 ‘Serioso’;
Mozart: String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K515

16 May: Carducci String Quartet; Martin Roscoe, piano;
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op.21;
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat,Op.44

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