Chamber Music Course

Chamber Music Summer School  no 2!

Thursday 15th of August until Sunday 18th August 2019

Our 2nd Chamber Music Summer School is a smaller course than the first and you are welcome to apply as an individual and we will create a group for you or you can attend as a preformed group. It follows the same format as course 1 but does not have a summer concert.

A small, friendly and relaxed course for adult amateur string players of any level. Participants work with our excellent tutors on 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.

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

Nantwen Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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) 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. Nantwen  is an award winning cottage with a rustic halland wildlife rich grounds.

If you attend the course as a preformed group, we will ask you to select the repertoire you plan to bring so that our tutors can prepare their coaching in advance.

To apply to the course please complete the form below.

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. Find out more here.

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 10.30 on Thursday to 2pm on Sunday.

How to book…

The cost of the course is £365. This includes all tutoring and meals. We can put you in touch with various places to stay or you can camp at Nantwen. Please note that our summer concert is on the previous course therefore there is no concert currently planned for this course. 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. or 01239820768 or to book just complete the form below and pay the deposit of £100. The balance will be due on the 1st of June 2019.

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 summer school 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 summer school, for the purposes of communicating with you about the summer school. The cost of the Summer School is £365 (including all tutoring and meals. If you withdraw your place before 8 weeks of the summer school, we will refund your fees minus an administration charge of £50. Applications withdrawn within 8 weeks of the summer school 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.