7 july 2019 – harry the piano

Harry’s extraordinary talent and breathtaking creativity have earned him a reputation as one of the most gifted improvising pianists in the world. Expect the unexpected! This will be an unmissable evening. Tickets (not included in annual membership) available on the door – come early to avoid disappointment!

15 september 2019 – overture to the season

An overview of some of the composers, works and performers we will enjoy during the 73rd season. Paul read for a degree in musicology and has worked in a variety of musical fields as a pianist, teacher, composer, conductor, writer and lecturer. Free entry.


The Fitzwilliam is now one of the longest established string quartets in the world: founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates, the group quickly achieved international recognition. The group specifically requested to return to Bude as part of their celebratory 50th anniversary tour. Their programme will include Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” string quartet.

17 november 2019 – ellis ensemble


The Ellis Ensemble has quickly established itself as an exciting and brilliant chamber group dedicated to performing and commissioning works for piano and woodwind instruments. Today the piano, clarinet and bassoon trio players will play music by Mendelssohn, Bruch, Poulenc and Piazzolla.

19 january 2020 – alexandra vaduva, piano

Romanian-born pianist Alexandra Vaduva started playing the piano at the age of 4, has won many international piano competitions and is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust. Her programme includes works by Scarlatti and Schubert, as well as fellow-Romanian, Enescu.

9 February 2020 – David Robinson (organ) and Tim Carleston (trumpet)


Tim Carleston studied modern, natural trumpet and singing at the Royal College of Music. He is a lay clerk at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and sings regularly with the Castle’s own Close Harmony group, The Queen’s Six. Together with Bude-based organist David Robinson he will present a varied programme demonstrating the wide range of works for trumpets, organ and voice, including works by Hummel, Sousa, Bach and Dupré.

8 March 2020 – Barbara Degener (cello) and Paul Comeau (piano)

Barbara Degener, originally from Germany, studied in Cologne, where she gained a degree in instrumental teaching and performance. She moved to the Tintagel area in 2000. Paul is well-known as a composer and performer and is based in Truro. Their programme includes music by composers from France, Germany and the UK.

20 june 2020 – craig ogden

World-renowned Australian classical guitarist Craig Ogden will be performing in Bude as part of a major tour. Everyone welcome. Tickets (not included in annual membership) available on the door. Come early to avoid disappointment!