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The Boconnoc Music Award

Thursday 20 June 2013


The Cataleya Quintet has been named as the second recipients of the Boconnoc Award.

Comprising RCM musicians Diego Aceña, Alasdair Hill, Pablo Ortiz De Urbina, Sophie Robertshaw and Adrian Somogyi, the ensemble will be resident at Boconnoc from 22 to 26 July, culminating in a public concert on 26 July in the estate's parish church as well as recitals at Boconnoc House on 23 and 25 July. 

The award was established last year thanks to the generosity of Anthony and Elizabeth Fortescue, owners of Boconnoc, in Cornwall. 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. 

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.”

To find out more about Boconnoc and the Cataleya Quintet concerts, please email, telephone 01208 872 507 or visit