Chamber Music Lab

Embedded in the Chamber Music in Residence series we bring together several excellent emerging chamber groups for a week of coaching by some of the world’s most inspiring and experienced chamber musicians.

This is the perfect environment for exploring repertoire and the many aspects of being a successful, professional chamber ensemble. Each group is asked to offer chamber works of their choice and is also given a small amount of repertoire to learn in advance, all of which will be explored in private coaching, public masterclasses and concerts. This course is specifically aimed at string quartets, string quintets and piano trios.

Some sessions and masterclasses will be open to the public.

28 February – 7 March 2021

Isabelle van Keulen violin • Barry Shiffman violin & viola • Alasdair Tait cello

The Chamber Music Labs bring together eminent chamber musicians and educators from both sides of the Atlantic as course directors. Together they explore teaching and performance traditions from Europe and the US and work with excellent, emerging ensembles from across the world.

Concert Friday 5 March 2021 as part of the Friday Lunchtime Concert Series at Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings
Some sessions and masterclasses will be open to the public.

3 – 14 February 2020 (applications closed)

Isabel Charisius, Owen Dalby, Bjørg Lewis, Geoff Nuttall, Alasdair Tait coaches

All internationally active musicians, the coaches are former and current members of the Belcea, Alban Berg, St Lawrence and Vertavo string quartets and bring a wealth of teaching experience from the UK, the US and Europe.

Concerts Fri 7 & Fri 14 February 2020 as part of the Friday Lunchtime Concert Series at Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings
Some sessions and masterclasses will be open to the public.

“The chamber ensemble life, though it’s beautifully and inherently communal, can still feel isolating at times, but this was truly a revitalizing and energizing week of music making and new friendships.”

Britten-Pears Young Artist 2018