FRIDAY 4 – MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2016Tresanton

Our second winter musical Inscape Retreat will take place in Cornwall in early November. Music at Tresanton in St Mawes is an utterly delightful winter warming music weekend of world-class performances by renowned musicians. Now in its eleventh year, the festival concept at Tresanton was conceived in 2006 when seven musicians gathered on the tip of the Roseland peninsula in the small seaside village of St Mawes to celebrate Schumann’s 150th anniversary by joyfully playing through all of his chamber music with piano. Since then Music at Tresanton has been presenting exquisite annual programmes and drawing committed audiences from the Roseland peninsula as well as from further afield in Cornwall, London and the UK. It has been featured as one of The Independent’s top winter breaks, and has been frequently broadcast by BBC Radio 3 as part of their lunch-time concert series. This year’s programme is an all Schubert feast performed, as always, in the intimate and elegant renovated Old Methodist Hall, a Georgian chapel owned by Olga Polizzi in whose world class Hotel Tresanton we stay in sublime comfort.

Soloist, recitalist and chamber musician Noam Greenberg is the musical and other power behind the weekend’s performances. Appearing frequently on music stages across Europe, he previously studied with the late Mario Curcio, one of the most influential piano teachers of the late 20th century. An all Schubert programme will be performed by Naom on piano with Mark Padmore, tenor, Pekka Kuusisto on violin, and Pieter Wispelwey on cello. Carefully surrounding the high musical moments with interludes of scholarship and companionship, the comfort of crackling fires, a superb level of service, the most beautiful natural and creative surroundings possible, first rate meals and libations, Inscape offers a near perfect Retreat.

COST £1695 members, £1745 non-member, single room supplement £270; deposit £250. This cost includes three nights accommodation with breakfasts, all dinners with wine, one lunch with wine, all concerts, all tuition and lectures, entry fees and private tours where applicable, all travel during the tour, all gratuities, VAT. This cost excludes travel to and from the tour. Please note train times are indicative at the moment, and will be confirmed as soon as the 2016 Winter schedule is published.