This inspirational course offers the opportunity for music graduate, student or amateur quartets or ensembles, to work closely with each of the Chilingirian Quartet. Each group selects a repertoire of their own choice to work on, benefitting from at least two intensive daily coaching sessions each day. Groups can also participate in informal masterclass, performance and collaborative ensemble playing sessions. The course starts after lunch on the first day and ends after an informal student concert on the final afternoon.
Since its first year in 1983, many students have benefitted from the immersive and supportive learning experience offered on this course. Many have used the course as a final preparation for an important performance, international competition or concert engagement. A maximum of six string quartets or ensembles are accepted to the course each year. Bursaries are available to support music students or early career professional musicians.
Each of the participating ensembles benefit from:
- Concentrated study and daily coaching sessions with tutors
- A dedicated practice room allocated to their quartet or ensemble for the week
- An informal performance opportunity
- Collaborative ensemble playing sessions in the evenings with tutors and/or other students.
Timetable for Chilingirian Quartet
All students to arrive from 12.30pm for lunch (included).
1.45pm: Welcome, followed by first teaching session, 2pm - 5pm.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included).
Evening working - students may have access to teaching rooms until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 4pm, lunch is included.
Residential students should vacate their rooms by 10am please.