Some of our shops are open and cafés are open, with safety measures in place and slightly shorter opening hours. Our concert venues and other shops, cafes and galleries remain closed (more info). Please consider supporting the charitable work of Britten Pears Arts with a donation

Strings & Horn Elements

Jorja Fleezanis • Julie Landsman

12 - 21 April 2019

In the 2019-20 season we want to identify excellent orchestral musicians from around the world to form the core of the Britten-Pears Orchestra in 2020, when Antonio Pappano conducts Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben. This course focusses especially on string and horn players, and will include elements such as leadership training, public masterclasses, private coaching, audition preparation, and side-by-side playing throughout.

Tippett Sonata for four horns; Little Music for strings
Mozart Divertimento No.2 KV131
Elgar Introduction and Allegro for strings Op.47
Britten Prelude and Fugue Op.29
Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry

The exceptional group of course directors are all both active performers and sought-after professors at the highest levels. They are current and former members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra NY, Minnesota Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestras, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin , Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra; they teach at the Juilliard School, University of Minnesota’s School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and at the music colleges of Freiburg and Karlsruhe.

This course will culminate in an unconducted performance playing side-by-side with the course tutors.

Some rehearsals and all masterclasses will be open to the public.

Final Concert Sat 20 April 2019, 3pm, Britten Studio



Katarzyna Deja
Claudia Fuller
McKenna Glorioso
Jack Greed
Giancarlo Latta
Nina Fronjian
Benjamin Parton
Ariel Polycarpo
Ruth Sanderson
Alan Snow
Sabrina Tabby
Albert Yan
Małgorzata Zwierzchowska


Martha Evans
Erik Fauss
Carrie Frey
Wenhan Jiang
Gabriel Polycarpo


Iris Guémy
Henry Hargreaves
Inés Mota


Owen Nicolaou
Rosie Salvucci


David Alexander
Bryn Coveney
Blanca Eliasson
Eleanor Guenault
Hannah Miller
Will Padfield
Jake Parker
Zoë Tweed

Applications for this course are now closed.

Sign up to our mailing list to receive emails about new courses, residency opportunities and more from the Creative Campus.

Join mailing list


To get in touch, email