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Chamber Music in Residence

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Each year between January and Easter, we host a series of exceptional emerging chamber ensembles for two weeks of intensive study and rehearsal.

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.

Past groups have included the Navarra Quartet, Trio Isimsiz and Quatuor van Kuijk. The residencies include two lunchtime concerts in the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh, which are always well-attended. We provide self-catering accommodation, lunches and return travel.

Applications currently closed

Applications for all courses are now closed. New courses will be announced towards the end of August. Look at the bottom of this page for other opportunities for artists we offer.

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Look back at photos, video and information about previous courses in this archive, which is still quite new but growing all the time.

Past courses


To get in touch, email britten-pears@snapemaltings.co.uk.

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.