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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.

"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

Applications for 2020

Chamber Music in Residence 2019 will run 20 – 31 January and 17 February – 10 April 2020.

Applications close on 1600 GMT Monday 14 January 2019.

BPYAP courses are free for all participants (although there is a small charge to apply) and we cover accommodation and most travel costs. There is no upper age limit, but we expect that most Young Artists will be at least 18 years old and either current students or recent graduates of a major music performance or composition degree course.

The audition fee is just £35 which pays for external adjudicators and the maintenance of our application platform.

How to apply

Ensembles for 2019

Lassus Quartet working on Brahms and Kurtág with concerts on 1 & 8 Feb

Eusebius Quartet working on Schumann with concerts on 15 & 22 Feb

Consone Quartet working on Beethoven and Mendelssohn with concerts on 1 & 8 March

Merz Trio working on Ravel and Schubert with concerts on 15 & 22 March

Tesla Quartet working on Britten and Beethoven with concerts on 29 March and 5 April

Idomeneo Quartet working on Haydn and Mozart with a concert on 12 & 19 April

Past Ensembles

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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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Contact

To get in touch, email bpyap@snapemaltings.co.uk.