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 them it is not too late to become a FVM Friend for 2018 by downloading the form below.


On Sunday 27th May at 6.30pm at Fletchersbridge, near Bodmin, Rose Hsien and Andrew Hsu will give a Violin and Piano Recital. From 5pm FVM Friends are invited to stroll around the beautiful garden there. Then there will be drinks and canapés on the terrace as a prelude to a really exciting programme of romantic music.

DVORAK - Romance, Opus 11,
KREISLER - Poupée valsante and Marche miniature viennoise
FRANCK - Violin Sonata in A Major.

Age just 24, Taiwanese violinist Rose Hsien has already gained an international reputation as a soloist with her performances throughout Europe, including London’s Barbican and Wigmore Hall, in Asia including the Suntory Hall in Tokyo and in New York’s Carnegie Hall. She won many prestigious competitions including the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians and the International Debussy-competition of Salzburg’s Mozarteum. Andrew Hsu is a critically acclaimed pianist and an award winning composer, a Starr Doctoral Fellow at the Julliard School in New York.

For these tickets please contact Marlene Bowden on 01726 832837. £16.50 for FVM Special Friends, £10 for Silver Friends, FREE entry for our Sovereign Friends.

Another event 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

Concert Tickets: Free for FVM Sovereign/Silver Friends, £5.00 for Special Friends (on-door payment), £10 for RFYC members. 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.