Friends of FVM

For our Friends and Supporters of 2018, under a new subscriber system, we are arranging a couple of events over the summer.

To be able to attend the pre-concert talk with Freddy Kempf and Ambrose Miller on September 22nd, you can become a FVM Friend by downloading the form below.


The third event for Friends of Fowey Valley Music, and others, takes place on Tuesday 26th June at 7.00pm in the Royal Fowey Yacht Club. It will be a recital by the Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo, who are supported by the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform and the Park Lane Group. They have performed extensively around the UK, including at London’s Wigmore Hall, St.James’ Piccadilly and Kings Place, at the Sage in Newcastle (North-East Guitar Festival), Bath and Shrewsbury’s Guitar Festivals, Bristol’s Colston Hall and also live on BBC Radio 3. Their playing has been described as ‘beautifully effortless’ and ‘with truly uncanny unanimity’ (Daily Telegraph).

Programme includes:

Maurice Ravel - Alborada del Gracioso from ‘Miroirs’
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Two Preludes & Fugues from Les Guitares bien Tempérées
Manuel de Falla - Danza Espagnola from La Vida Breve
Astor Piazzolla –Tangos no.2 & 3

Wales Arts Review, April 2018

Guitarists Julian Vickers and Dan Bovey opened with the first movement of Piazzolla’s Tango Suite. The lightness and delicacy of their playing, together with the immediately-evident strong rapport between the two of them, set the tone for an evening of superb music-making.

The courtly dance of Rameau’s Musette en Rondeau and the following Le Rappel des Oiseaux with its imitations of birdcalls, both transcriptions of harpsichord music for guitar, were utterly charming and a perfect choice. The two players breathed as one, drawing the audience in and creating a calmness within which the textures of the pieces could take their place in the room.

Concert Tickets: Admission: £10.  £5.00 for Special Friends (on-door payment). Free for FVM Sovereign/Silver Friend. RFYC Dinner Orders (for 8.15pm) in the usual way. 


Your support enables us to continue to provide a world-class programme of classical music. The costs involved in bringing big names to Fowey for the annual Fowey Valley Music festival in September – artist fees, transport, accommodation, venue hire, publicity material, etc. - are huge and not covered by ticket sales alone, particularly as we are keen to keep prices affordable to enable as many people as possible to attend.

For 2018 we have launched a new Friends scheme, with three levels of subscription.

  • SOVEREIGN FRIENDS - £100 and £160 for couples (same name and address)
  • SILVER FRIENDS - £50 and £80 for couples (same name and address)
  • SPECIAL FRIENDS - £20 and £30 for couples (same name and address)

According to the level you choose we will offer discounted ticket prices for the extra events during the year, your name(s) in concert programmes, priority seating and a pre-concert talk with a Friends’ reception before the second concert in September 2018.

If you feel that you would like to be a major donor, having your own concert either as an individual or as a group of friends, please speak directly to Ambrose on 01271-858249.

As a Friend of Fowey Valley Music you help:

  • secure the festival’s future
  • make classical music an integral part of musical life in the festival town of Fowey
  • support learning and participation projects for young musicians.

In return you will:

  • be able to sit in one of the rows of seats reserved for Friends. (Other seats in the church will be unnumbered.)
  • be invited to special events for Friends only (as above).

To become a Friend of FVM

Please send your cheque, made out to Fowey Valley Music, to:

FVM, c/o Classical Concert Consultancy, Hollick, Yarnscombe, EX31 3LQ, accompanied by your details: : full name, postal address and email address

You can download this donation slip to send with your cheque

Your donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.