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The Kirker Festival in Mallorca

Mallorca 6 nights from £2,197 per person
Departs: 31 May 2018
Departs: 31 May 2018

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We will be back on the glorious north coast of Mallorca for the sixth consecutive Kirker Music Festival, staying at the Hotel Mar i Vent in the picturesque village of Banyalbufar. Francesco Vives and his son, Joan, take great pride in welcoming Kirker clients each year. Indeed, the arrival of the Kirker Music Festival is a much-anticipated event in the village. As always, the music of Frédéric Chopin takes centre stage. He stayed with his aristocratic lover, the Baroness Dudevant, better known as the writer George Sand and her two children, in the pretty village of Valldemossa in 1838/39. One concert is given at the Carthusian monastery where the couple lodged, another will take place at the elegant Villa Son Marroig, and three at Banyalbufar church which is close to the hotel.


The Itinerary

Our itinerary will introduce you to spectacular stretches of the unspoilt north coast of Mallorca which come as a complete surprise to visitors who have experienced the crowded resorts to the south. We spend a full day in Palma, capital of the island and a city of great style, where we will see the cathedral and the delightful old quarter. There will be a visit to La Granja, a beautiful patrician hacienda, and to the charming town of Soller – for this visit we will travel on the historic train which links Palma with the town. One day will be spent enjoying the glorious coast road as we travel to Deia to see the house where Robert Graves lived for more than 50 years. We go on to see the estate and villa of San Marroig, once the home of the Hapsburg Archduke Luis Salvador. We stay at the Mar i Vent Hotel which the Vives family has owned since 1928. It is a simple 3 star hotel where the emphasis is on friendly service and it has 29 bedrooms, each with a balcony and a wonderful sea view. It is located in the heart of the quiet village of Banyalbufar which has a few shops and cafés.

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
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart from London Heathrow 15.50 arrive Palma 19.15

Depart from Palma 20.10 arrive London Heathrow 21.45

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

31 May 2018

Status Available

Price from£2197

Single Supp.£180

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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.

Castalian Quartet, photo by Kaupo Kikkas

The Castalian String Quartet


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Melvyn Tan


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Oliver Condy

Oliver Condy


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Music Programme


1 June

Melvyn Tan, piano

Scarlatti: Two sonatas chosen by Melvyn Tan from the astonishing 555 that Scarlatti composed. 

Granados: La Maya y el Ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale) from the piano suite, Goyescas op.11

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (From Miroirs)

Chopin: Two Waltzes Op. 64 No. 2 and Op.34 No. 1; Ballade Op. 47; Polonaise Fantaisie Op.61


2 June

Castalian String Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet Op.76 No. 4 in B flat major ‘The Sunrise’

De Falla: Spanish Dance No 1. from his opera ‘La Vida Breve’

Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in A minor Op.132


3 June

Melvyn Tan, piano; Castalian String Quartet

Liszt: Les jeux d’eaux à la villa d’Este; Les cloches de Genève; Les feux follets;

Kodaly: Serenade for two violins and viola

Chopin: Piano concerto No. 2 in F minor Op.2 (transcription for piano quintet)


4 June

Oliver Condy, organ
A new programme of 17th and 18th-century works by Spanish, Portuguese and South American composers


5 June

Castalian String Quartet

Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor Op. 29 ‘Rosamunde’

Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit, the hauntingly beautiful quartet composed in 1977 for the Juilliard Quartet

 Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op.51



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