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The Kirker Music Festival on Lake Como

Italian Lakes 6 nights Price from £2,897 per person

We are returning to the mystical and romantic shores of Lake Como for our third consecutive Kirker Music Festival. The calm, deep waters of the lake are lined by elegant villas, imposing cypresses and dense vegetation all combining to create an air of timelessness. The low-arching mountains form a dramatic backdrop which has inspired writers, poets, composers and artists for centuries. Goethe’s Mignon spent her life yearning to be back in the beautiful place where citrus trees blossom. In Moltrasio where we stay, a statue of the composer, Vincenzo Bellini, reclines languidly by the lake, an elegant reminder that captures the spirit of the lake.


The Itinerary

We will travel by private boat to the Villa Balbianello, beautifully sited on its private promontory and then continue to nearby Lenno for an included lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake. We will drive to the Villa Cicogna Mozzoni, a private villa with a splendid interior. Lunch will be included at one of Italy’s finest hotels, the Villa d’Este. We stay in the 4 star Grand Hotel Imperiale in Moltrasio, a small village on the shores of the lake. The hotel has a lakeside restaurant, renovated bedrooms, spacious lounges and a spa with an indoor plunge pool. There will be free time for you to use the extensive ferry services that leave from right in front of the hotel. Moltrasio has several excellent restaurants for you to enjoy.


Optional excursion

Optional visit to La Scala, Milan on 9 June Fedora by Giordano with star soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role. Price £340 per person to include a first category ticket and return transfers to Milan.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Milan
  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • All concerts and talks as described
  • Three dinners and three lunches
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader and local guide

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart London Heathrow 10.25 arrive Milan Linate 13.25
Depart Milan Linate 13.20 arrive London Heathrow 14.25

Departure Dates and Prices

07 Jun 2020

Status Closed

Price from£2897

Single Supp.£698

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Included Hotels

Lake Como, Italy, Italian Lakes, Europe

This lake front hotel has been a local favourite for many years and following extensive improvements is now set to become a favourite for discerning travellers looking for good facilities and good value on Lake Como. The main hotel building, in late Art Nouveau style, is home to the elegant bar and ‘Cascata’ restaurant, while modern extensions house the small spa with indoor swimming pool.

Barry Cheeseman

Barry Cheeseman

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Graeme Coles

Graeme Coles

Tour Leader

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Bjørg Lewis


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Jonathan Stone


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Samuele Tellari


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Ema Nikolovska


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Sholto Kynoch


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Quartetto Nous

String Quartet

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Music Programme

7 June: Jonathan Stone, violin; Bjorg Lewis, cello; Sholto Kynoch, piano
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Op.47,‘Kreutzer’
Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat D858

8 June: Jonathan Stone, violin; Simon Rowland-Jones, viola; Sholto Kynoch, piano
Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola in G K423
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Beethoven: String Trio in E flat Op.3

9 June: Jonathan Stone, violin; Simon Rowland-Jones, viola; Bjorg Lewis, cello; Sholto Kynoch, piano
Britten: Lachrymae
Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op.40
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat K493

10 June: Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano; Sholto Kynoch, piano
A selection of Mignon songs to text by Goethe and a selection of arias from Italian operas

11 June: Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano; Samuele Telari
Exhilarating and unusual works for classical accordion and voice will be interspersed by solo pieces of music by Schubert and Janacek

12 June: Quartetto Nous
Boccherini: Quartet in D major, Op.8 No.1
Mendelssohn: Quartet in A minor, Op.13
Respighi: Quartet in D minor P91

Recent Testimonials

The Kirker music festival on Lake Como

By Mrs H, Berkshire, 07 February 2019

The music programme was superb & it was great to have such entertainment on the premises. All the performers were magnificent. 

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The Kirker music festival on Lake Como

By Mr & Mrs P, London, 07 February 2019

We loved every moment of it - a perfect holiday.

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