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3 – 14 February 2020

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

Embedded in the Chamber Music in Residence series we bring together several excellent emerging chamber groups for two weeks of coaching by some of the world’s most inspiring and experienced chamber musicians. All internationally active musicians, they 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.

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.
Course concerts Fri 7 & Fri 14 February 2020

For CMIR:Lab we accept applications from string quartets & quintets, and piano trios.

You will be considered for both Chamber Music in Residence and CMIR:Lab according to your availability (you will be prompted to tick which slots you are free for on the application form).

How to apply

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.