Chamber Music in Residence

Each year between January and Easter, exceptional emerging chamber ensembles are offered the opportunity to undertake intensive study and rehearsal.

Mentoring is an integral part of the residency and in the past we have enlisted world-class chamber music tutors such as Rainer Schmidt, Johannes Meissl and Krzysztof Chorzelski. Most chamber music residencies last two weeks and include two lunchtime concerts in the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh.

The Chamber Music in Residence series runs each year between January and Easter, offering exceptional emerging chamber ensembles the opportunity to undertake intensive study and rehearsal during a two week residency at Snape Maltings. Past groups have included the Navarra Quartet, Trio Isimsiz and Quatuor van Kuijk.

Mentoring and coaching is an integral part of the residency. World class musicians such as Rainer Schmidt, Johannes Meissl and Krzysztof Chorzelski have all coached and mentored chamber groups as part of this series. 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.

Most residencies last for two weeks and include two lunchtime concerts in the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh, which are always well-attended. We provide self-catering accommodation, lunches and return travel.

We usually only accept applications from ensembles of three or more musicians. Please download the application form, fill in and email to emummery@snapemaltings.co.uk.

We accept application forms all year round and we review all completed applications in around March/April for the following year’s residencies.

Other opportunities for artists

As part of our uniquely integrated Artist Development programme, there are many more ways to hone your performance or develop new work at Snape Maltings.

Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme: founded over 40 years ago by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears to provide high-level performance training for the world’s best emerging professional musicians.

Tunnard Artists: Every year an exceptional pianist with a focus on repetiteur work will be chosen to benefit from a bespoke development programme at Snape Maltings.

Snape Residencies offer professional artists at all stages of their career the chance to take time out to develop new work or try new collaborations.

Open Space: For emerging individual artists and ensembles, this scheme provides bespoke support for up to three years.