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Ensemble Solaire announced as the winner of the Boconnoc Music Award 2017

Ensemble Solaire from the Royal College of Music has been chosen from over 750 students as this year’s winner of the Boconnoc Music Award.

They will be in residence on the estate for a week in July, performing two concerts. The first in Boconnoc House on Tuesday 18 July and the second on Thursday 20 July in Boconnoc Church. These inspiring concerts enable classical music lovers to see top musicians in the early stages of their development in the beautiful surroundings of Boconnoc.

Previous winners of the award have gone on to do a wide range of work from project managing the Michael Kamen Music Collection to playing with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ensemble Solaire is a fresh collection of young players formed in 2017 at the Royal College of Music made up of Renate Sokolovska (flute), Polly Bartlett (oboe), Elliot Gresty (clarinet), Matthew Horn (French horn) and Justin Sun (bassoon). The ensemble has performed in Cadogan Hall and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and has been working closely with Olivier Stankiewicz; principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra.

During their stay Ensemble Solaire will also perform to pupils at Doubletrees School in St Austell. This remarkable school educates children with significant learning needs and aims to inspire pupils through music.

Elizabeth Fortescue of Boconnoc says “We are delighted that Ensemble Solaire have been given the Boconnoc Music Award this year and are very much looking forward to them staying at Boconnoc.”

Tickets cost £20 for the recital in Boconnoc House on Tuesday 18th July, drinks are served from 6.30pm with the recital commencing at 7.15pm. The concert in Boconnoc Church on Thursday 20th July starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £12 and can be purchased on arrival.

For further details call 01208 872 507.