Each year between January and Easter, we host a series 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.
We usually only accept applications from ensembles of three or more musicians. Please download the application form, fill in and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.