Update, 12 April 2021:
All our shops, the Maltings Gallery and our outdoor covered café are now open. You can also book River Trips along the River Alde and Pizza in the Tipi. Concerts will restart in late May. Read our re-opening plans here.

Chamber Music in Residence

Each year we host a series of exceptional emerging chamber ensembles for two weeks of intensive study and rehearsal.

This series offers exceptional emerging ensembles the opportunity to undertake intensive study and rehearsal with mentoring from eminent chamber musicians. We believe that each ensemble is best placed to know who would be most beneficial for them to work with at that moment and we encourage ensembles to suggest their own tutors. Each residency lasts a fortnight and includes two lunchtime concerts in the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh.

Chamber groups of between two and six members of any instrumentation and with any areas of repertoire focus are invited to apply.

Applications for 2021

Applications for Chamber Music in Residence & Chamber Music Lab are now closed.

Watch groups from past residencies

"The tailored nature of these residencies is, for us, the trade mark; complete flexibility to choose your teachers, freedom to plan your schedule, and time to really listen. For a chamber group, it’s an incredible investment."

Trio Isimsiz 2016

Chamber Music in Residence is generously supported by the Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust

Ensembles for 2020

Magnard Ensemble performing on 24 & 31 January 2020

Ebonit Quartet performing on 21 & 28 February 2020

Bukolika Piano Trio performing on 6 & 13 March 2020

Ensemble Hesperi performing on 20 & 27 March 2020

Trio Sora performing on 3 & 10 April 2020

Past Ensembles


Lassus Quartet tutored by Clive Brown
Eusebius Quartet tutored by Rita Wagner
Consone Quartet tutored by David Watkin
Merz Trio tutored by Gerhard Schulz
Tesla Quartet tutored by Isabel Charisius
Idomeneo Quartet tutored by Mathieu Herzog


Ruisi Quartet tutored by David Watkin
Mettis Quartet tutored by Johannes Meissl
Alauda Quartet tutored by Simone Gramaglia
Improviso tutored by Ashley Solomon
North Sea Ensemble tutored by Miguel Da Silva
Albion Quartet tutored by Isabel Charisius


Tesla Quartet tutored by Garth Knox
Ensemble Mirage tutored by Robert Plane
Damask Ensemble tutored by Roger Vignoles
Delta Trio tutored by Sven Arne Tepl
Barbican Quartet tutored by Gunter Pichler
Castalian Quartet tutored by Isabel Charisius
Quatuor Hanson tutored by Patrick Juedt
Maxwell Quartet tutored by Krzysztof Chorzleski
Marmen Quartet tutored by Oliver Wille


Quartetto Lyskamm tutored by Christophe Coin
Trio Isimsiz tutored by Andrew Keener, Robin Hawkins, Sasha Madzar and Louise Hopkins
Adamas Quartett tutored by Miguel da Silva
Castalian Quartet tutored by Alasdair Tait
Piatti Quartet tutored by Johannes Meissl and Krzysztof Chorzleski
Heath Quartet tutored by Eberhard Feltz

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