IMS Concerts

For nearly 50 years IMS has been bringing together many of the finest musicians from across the globe to explore the rich legacy of chamber music in the inspiring landscape of West Cornwall. With thirty different works performed each year over nine concerts, this series has become one of the greatest chamber music celebrations in the world.

To join the Friends of IMS and benefit from priority booking you can find membership information and a form on the IMS Friends page.


Friday 10th January at 6pm at St. John’s Hall, Penzance

Sandor Vegh Memorial Concert

Florence Cooke, Kjell-Arne Jorgensen, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Daniel Phillips (violin)
Tim Boulton, Werner Dickel (viola)
Xenia Janovic, Christoph Richter (cello)

Beethoven String Quartet Op.59, No.1
Beethoven String Quartet Op.132


Spring Concerts 2020


Wednesday 1 April, 7.30pm at King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth
Maestri Concert – with Steven Isserlis, András Keller, Kim Kashkashian and Ferenc Rados


Monday 6 April, 7.30pm at St Pol de Leon Church, Paul


Tuesday 7 April, 7.30pm at St John’s Hall, Penzance


Saturday 11 April, 7.30pm at Marazion Community Centre
Maestri Concert – with Steven Doane, Richard Egarr, Thomas Riebl, Gerhard Schulz


Friday 17 April , 7.30pm at St Gluvias Church, Penryn


Saturday 18 April, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Penzance


Please note that all concert programmes are different. The concerts on the 6th, 7th, 17th and 18th April will be given by the outstanding young musicians taking part in the Spring Masterclasses. They are invited by their professors to perform in the public concerts during the course, and the programmes are announced a couple of days in advance of the concerts.

Booking Opening Dates:
IMS Friends and Patrons, Circles Donors – 13th January
General Booking – 24th February.

Programmes for all concerts will be announced a couple of days in advance. Full details can be found on the IMS website. 

FREE tickets for those aged 8 to 25 (inclusive) are made possible thanks to the support of CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust www.cavatina.net