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The Kirker Music Festival at the Tresanton, St. Mawes

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Our annual visit to Olga Polizzi’s fabled Hotel Tresanton in St. Mawescombines a relaxing spring escape in Cornwall with a series of world-class chamber music recitals, and is a highlight of the Kirkercalendar. Performances in 2019 will be given by the CastalianString Quartet and will include works by Brahms, Haydn, Elgar,Schubert and Beethoven. In addition to the wonderful music onoffer we will also enjoy a visit to the private garden at Lamorran,inspired by Lady Walton’s garden on the island of Ischia.


The 5 star Hotel Tresanton enjoys a wonderful position overlookingthe sea. Olga Polizzi and her brother Sir Rocco Forte have wonaccolades around the world for their work as renowned hoteliers.The hotel has 29 bedrooms, a terrace and a cosy bar. The menus forthe three candlelit dinners will be carefully selected by the hotel’schef to ensure guests enjoy the best locally sourced ingredients.Please note that there is no lift at this hotel.


Optional Excursion

Lanhydrock House (13 March, 9.30am – 2.30pm) £60 perperson. Rebuilt after a fire in 1881, Lanhydrock is a perfectexample of a late Victorian country house and estate. Our visit includes a private tour and a light lunch with time to enjoy the gardens


What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • Three concerts, each preceded by a musically illustrated talk
  • A visit to Lamorran Gardens in St. Mawes
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Lecturer and Tour Escort

Departure Dates and Prices

Castalian Quartet, photo by Kaupo Kikkas

The Castalian String Quartet


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Jane Mcnamara

Jane McNamara

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Anton Crayton

Anton Crayton

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Music Programme

Concerts take place in the Old Methodist Hall which has excellent acoustics for chamber music. Simon Rowland-Jones will give two musically illustrated talks with the quartet during which the works by Britten and Elgar will be discussed.

11 March:
Haydn: String Quartet in D minor Op.76 No. 2 ‘Fifths’
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Op.18 No.6
Elgar: String Quartet in E minor Op.83

12 March:
Britten: String Quartet No. 2 in C Op.36 (1945)
Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor D 804 ‘Rosamunde’

13 March:
Beethoven: String Quartet in G Op.18 No.2
Schumann: String Quartet in F Op.41 No.2
Brahms: String Quartet in A minor Op.51 No.2

Recent Testimonials

The Kirker Spring Music Festival, Tresanton

By Mrs C, Plymouth, 07 February 2019

I enjoyed the holiday experience very much. The Quartet were delightful both musically & socially and the tour leaders were quietly authoritative, helpful & knowledgeable. I shall certainly hope to travel with Kirker again. 

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