IMS brings outstanding young musicians from around the world to study with eminent professors in a unique and intense series of Master Classes.  The resulting six concerts in venues around West Cornwall provide a thrilling chance to hear some young stars on the brink of their professional careers as well as their distinguished professors.

Saturday 8 April, 7.30pm Maestri Concert  St John’s Church, Truro

Programme to include

Clarke  Sonata for Viola and Piano

Chopin & Friends A selection of pieces for Cello and Piano

Mendelssohn Piano Trio in C minor Op.66

Musicians to include

Gerhard Schultz violin, Lars Anders Tomter viola, Steven Isserlis cello


Monday 10 April, 7.30pmSt John’s Hall, Penzance

Tuesday 11 April, 7.30pmTruro School Chapel

Tuesday 18 April, 7.30pm  Maestri ConcertMarazion Community Centre

Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat K.493

Brahms Sonata for Viola and Piano

Beethoven Variations for Cello and Piano in F major

Webern Drei Kleine Stücke Op.11

Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano


András Keller violin, Thomas Riebl viola, Ralph Kirshbaum cello, Kirill Gerstein piano

Friday 21 April, 7.30pm St Pol de Leon Church, Paul

Saturday 22 April, 7.30pm St Buryan Church


The concerts on 10,11, 21 & 22 of April are given by the young professional musicians attending the Master Classes.

All the programmes are different and, other than the Maestri concerts, are decided only a couple of days in advance.  They can be checked online at or by telephoning 01736 763264.

Tickets are now on sale at Hall for Cornwall online

Telephone 01872 262466 or in person at the Box Office, Lemon Quay, Truro TR1 2LL.


Young people under 26 can come to the concerts FREE thanks to support from the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust.  These tickets must be booked by phone or in person and you will be asked to give a few details at the concert.