WEEK ONE 30 July to 6 August
WEEK TWO 6 to 13 August
Mixed Chamber Music
Members of the Delmé String Quartet
with Sarah Francis oboe, Ian Mitchell clarinet
and Wendy Phillips bassoon
A course where keen chamber music players can work and learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The aim is to study substantial pieces of chamber music including trios, quartets, sextets, octets and mixed ensembles for strings, wind and keyboard, with seven distinguished, knowledgeable, professional chamber musicians.
All the works will be studied in three fully tutored separate sessions each day and where possible requests for specific pieces will try to be met. Impromptu playing will also be encouraged and there may be opportunities to rehearse and perform with other participants in the school, for example with pianists, singers or in larger ensembles.
Applications are invited from individuals or pre-formed ensembles playing violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and keyboard. Applicants should have a minimum of grade 8 or equivalent. In order to achieve a reasonable balance of instruments, the decision as to who is accepted onto the course will be at the sole discretion
of the course tutors.