Chamber Music Summer School

In 2021 the Summer School will be from the 5th to the 8th of August 2021. This course is now full. 

A small, friendly and relaxed course for adult amateur string players of any level. 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 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, 2018, 2019

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

I can’t think of a better way for a chamber musician to spend a few days in Wales or anywhere than going to Nantwen.  Daniel and the tutors/coaches do a fantastic job selecting music, making the workshop welcoming and friendly to musicians of all levels, and working with the groups. The combination of ensemble time, group play, and free time is well balanced, giving each person (and group) time and space to learn and grow. I’ve gone three times and can’t wait to go again – it’s the highlight of my summer. Kalpana 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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. A unique and popular feature of the course is that the tutor plays alongside the participants as a member of the ensemble.

Suitable for  players  of Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass of any age (18-118) and any level (participants range from beginners to professional level) 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.

The course is hosted by Jemma & Daniel Slade-Davies and is led by a team of  enthusiastic professional musicians who trained at the highest level in the UK’s leading conservatoires and work with some of the UK’s leading orchestras and ensembles and teach at some of the UK’s leading Music Colleges. We also host our annual summer concert during the course a much sought after musical  event in West Wales.

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 10.00 on Thursday to 12pm on Sunday. View an example course schedule here.

How to book…

The cost of the course is £390. 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. Please check back in the Autumn for 2022’s course.

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