AN HISTORIC venue in Penryn will be hosting a performance from a classical musician.

On Sunday June 5, in the historic setting of Enys House, Carrick Concerts will present one of the world’s leading exponents of early keyboard music in a recital showcasing both the harpsichord and virginals.

Carole Cerasi’s many performances elsewhere have received huge critical acclaim and her recordings have garnered a series of awards.

The Gramophone describes her as "a player of taste and superb technique," while talks of "Sublime performances... simply breath-taking, all thunder and lightning."

Carole Cerasi will be performing on the virginals and harpsichord; possibly the first time Cornwall has hosted a virginals recital.

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Before the interval, Carole will play a recital of Elizabethan music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; entirely fitting for the Platinum Jubilee of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II as it was the favoured instrument played by her namesake, Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen.

As the evening progresses, Carole will move to the harpsichord to play music from the baroque era.

Carole Cerasi has established herself at the very front rank of early keyboard players and recording artists in her field.

Known for her expressive and virtuosic interpretations, fluidity of phrasing and refined touch, she has given recitals throughout Europe as well as in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Colombia, Israel, Canada and the States.

The concert is being sponsored by Pendennis Shipyard.