Summer School 2018


Chamber Music Summer Schools 2018

Chamber Music Summer School 1 will run from Thursday the 2nd to Sunday the 5th of August.

Chamber Music Summer School 2 will run from Thursday the 9th to Sunday the 12th of August.

A small, friendly and relaxed course for adult amateur string players of any level. A maximum of sixteen participants play alongside our excellent tutors in quartets, trios, & quintets. During the course you work intensively on a piece with the option to perform it informally on the final morning of our chamber music summer school.

Some course testimonials:

The location was beautiful, a perfect setting for music making. Our tutor Fran was great –  full of encouragement, enthusiasm and useful tips for improvement. Jemma’s home cooked food was delicious. I’m looking forward to coming again next year.

Michelle 2017

What luxury to be able to play wonderful chamber music in beautiful surroundings and to be sustained by delicious meals at regular intervals. Jemma and Daniel have created a delightful venue for music making at Nantwen, and our playing was guided and encouraged by experienced tutors.

Ruth 2017

It was an absolute pleasure being on the course this year and thanks for including me at relatively short notice, and for your wonderful hospitality and cooking. I loved the interesting mix of people on the course, from all walks of life, keen amateurs to professional musicians, and the encouraging and friendly atmosphere created by the tutors, all set in beautiful countryside and with Jemma’s home cooking. Patricia was a great tutor, and it was a privilege to have her as part of our sextet. The OAE concert was extremely special, and inspiring.

Jonathan 2017

Chamber Music Summer School

The essence of the chamber music summer school is to play music in a relaxed and informal setting and with lovely people, great food and great music.

Suitable for  players  of Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass of any age (18-118) this three and a half day course is your opportunity to experience playing some of the finest chamber music written for your instruments. You can apply to the course as an individual or as a preformed group (we also offer chamber music weekends for the latter). Nantwen  is an award winning cottage with a rustic hall and wildlife rich grounds.

The course is hosted by Jemma & Daniel Slade-Davies and is led by a team of young enthusiastic professional musicians who trained at the highest level in the UK’s leading conservatoires. Find out more here.

We do not provide accommodation but can put you in touch with local places to stay but you can also camp at Nantwen for an additional charge, please just ask.

The courses run from 10.30 on Thursday to lunchtime on Sunday.

How to book…

The cost of the course is £400 (£377 if booked before 1st of December). This includes all tutoring and meals. All music is provided. We can put you in touch with various places to stay. There is an informal performance by the tutors during the course. On the 11th of August we will have our annual summer concert, last year we were lucky enough to welcome The OAE to Nantwen, but there is an additional charge for the summer concert.

Family members and non course visitors are welcome to attend the course as observers free of charge .

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

info@nantwen.co.uk or 01239821139 or to book just then follow the links to apply and pay online. Alternatively download our application form and send it to us with your deposit of £102 or early bird fee of £377 (before 1st of December).