FOR OVER A CENTURY, Cornwall Music Festival has provided a platform for musicians and verse speakers of all ages to demonstrate Cornwall’s extraordinary wealth of talent. Founded in 1910 by Lady Mary Trefusis, a keen musician who also co-founded the Association of Competition Festivals in 1904, the Festival has grown in scope over the years and is now enormous, offering well over 200 classes in an exhaustive variety of instruments and genres. This includes a Concerto Class with training workshop – something we believe is almost unique among music festivals.
WE WOULD LIKE to continue offering the same breadth of opportunity to performers for another hundred years. We try to keep entry fees to a minimum but our costs are ever-growing, and entry fees and admission charges alone do not meet our overheads. The Festival is run entirely on a voluntary basis and depends on the generous financial support of all our Friends, Subscribers and donors; we are very grateful to them all.
IN ORDER to safeguard our future and help us to plan ahead with confidence, we invite you to consider supporting Cornwall Music Festival.
By enrolling as a Friend or becoming a Subscriber, you will be helping to guarantee the Festival’s future, giving some of the most talented people in Cornwall a vital opportunity to perform in public as well as giving audiences the chance to enjoy the results of their hard work and commitment.
The FRIENDS SCHEME is ideal for families. The set donation entitles an individual, couple or family to a free programme and free admission to every event during the Festival week, including the Gala Concert – especially useful when a number of children in the same family are taking part in a number of events. The Festival benefits from the guaranteed income.
To enrol as a Friend for a year costs £25 for an individual, £40 for a couple or £50 for a family.