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 the 2nd  October to Lunchtime on the 4th of October 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 get in touch if you have any questions. or 01239820768

Please describe your standard, ability and experience as honestly as you can.
(please list any pieces you would like to play or any composers you like. We cannot guarantee these choices but will keep them in mind when planning the course programme)
By making an application to the chamber music course (Beethoven) you agree to and are bound by these terms and conditions. Please ensure you take out suitable instrument insurance and personal accident insurance as we do not take responsibility for any loss or damage to persons or property. Nantwen is a strictly no smoking site except in the designated area. You also agree to us keeping your personal details from now until after the course for the purposes of communicating with you about our courses. The cost of the course is £285 (including all tutoring, meals). To secure your place we ask for a payment of £100. If you withdraw your place before 8 weeks of the course, we will refund your payment minus an administration charge of £50. Applications withdrawn within 8 weeks of the course are only refundable if we can rebook your place.
Please let us know if you would like to have an accommodation list or would like to book Camping at Nantwen.