Chamber Music Weekend Course - Music of Beethoven
A special celebratory chamber Music Course looking at the music of Beethoven in Celebration of his 250th Birthday.
The Chamber Music Course – Beethoven will run from the Afternoon of Friday 17th July to Lunchtime on the 19th July 2020
Building on the success of our annual Chamber Music Summer School in August we now have another smaller weekend course for amateur string players (violin, viola and cello). Each year this course will focus on the music of a particular composer. In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday year, the 2020 course will be devoted to him and his fabulous music.
The course is small, friendly and relaxed and is suitable for players of approximately grade 6 and above (if you don’t know what level you might be, just get in touch and we can help). A maximum of 16 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 the course.
Please visit the Chamber Music Summer School page to experience what our courses are like. This course is an intense burst of music making and prior preparation of music will be required. We will send out music as soon as possible.
Our tutors are leading professional musicians who work across the UK and beyond in some leading orchestras and ensembles.
The essence of the course is to play music in a relaxed and informal setting and with lovely people, great food and great music. A unique and popular feature of the course is that the tutor plays alongside the participants as a member of the ensemble, but preformed quartets are welcome to apply, and the tutors will work with the whole group.
We do not provide accommodation but can put you in touch with local places to stay. You can also camp at Nantwen for an additional charge of £25 per night (inclusive of a simple continental breakfast), for more information please just ask.
The course runs from 1pm on Friday to 2pm on Sunday.
How to book…
The cost of the course is £285. This includes all tutoring and meals. All music is provided. We can put you in touch with various places to stay or you can camp at Nantwen. You can apply on the form below. The course is also open to young adults. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Family members and non course visitors are welcome to attend the course as observers free of charge. However there is an additional charge if they would like to join the course for lunch or dinner. Please note that this course will only go ahead if there are a sufficient number of applicants. Please ensure that you book accommodation with this in mind, as Nantwen will not be liable for any accommodation deposits lost…please contact us for more information. If the course does not go ahead then a full refund of the course fee will be made
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