VaCO is a UK Registered Charity that runs residential chamber orchestra courses for advanced young musicians, offering professional training in a relaxed, but tutored, environment.

VaCO courses offer fantastic career development opportunities whilst being exceptionally good value for money. Courses are highly subsidised to ensure they are affordable for aspiring young talent.

Our courses focus on exciting orchestral repertoire, as well as exploring and developing a wide range of chamber music and small ensemble pieces – coached by some of the UK’s leading musicians.

Highlights for me were playing the Tchaikovsky sextet, Dvorják Serenade for strings and the Ravel piano concerto.

Peter Banks, Head of Chemistry

The Purcell School

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