Each year a talented group of upcoming musicians are chosen from hundreds of students as the winners of the Boconnoc Music Award. The award was established by Anthony and Elizabeth Fortescue, owners of Boconnoc in 2012. The prize constitutes a week’s residency on the estate, with all travel, lodging and costs covered, providing a valuable opportunity for the musicians to work intensively on repertoire and technique in a private and unique environment.
The group who take up residence on the estate for a week in July and perform two concerts to the public; one in Boconnoc Church and one in Boconnoc House. 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.
Pablo Ortiz de Urbina said: “There is nothing more exciting than being given an opportunity to be inspired by music and to do so in a peaceful environment. An opportunity like the Boconnoc Award is so valuable to our professional careers and reminds us why we love music so much.”
Ticket details will be released next year.