Music Summer school 12-16th July 2017
MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL – FOR STRING QUARTETS AND ENSEMBLES
Our Music Summer school for string quartets and ensembles takes place at West Dean College each year. Since its first year in 1983, many quartets and ensembles – student, amateur and professional – have benefitted from the immersive and supportive learning experience offered on the summer school. Many have used the course as a final preparation for important international competitions and concert engagements.
Generous bursaries offered by the College..
for quartets/ ensembles of music students or young professional players.
– Application deadline 30 April 2017
A maximum of seven string quartets or ensembles are accepted to the course, each year.
Each of the participating quartets/ensembles enjoy:
Concentrated study and daily coaching sessions with each tutor
A practice room allocated to each quartet/ensemble for the week
Performance opportunities and student concerts
Informal playing with tutors
Complimentary tickets to both concerts given by the Chilingirian Quartet, during the week
“The quartet are wonderful teachers… the coaching sessions are demanding, but laughter filled. We get great ideas and use them throughout the year. The joy of playing quartets is paramount. In the evenings we socialize in the bar area discussing topics ranging from old music recordings to current football stars. All four are wise, knowlegable and funny” (student feedback)
The Chilingirian Quartet give a concert on Saturday 8pm 15 July 2017 featuring Mozart ‘The Hunt’,
K 458, Elgar Quartet, Beethoven Op 18 No 6. Additional tickets may be purchased via the Events page at www.westdean.org.uk. Event code QT7256 £15
These are in addition to the performance opportunities offered to the summer school students during the week.