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.

VaCO and EVaCO have had a profound effect on my development as a musician and as a person. I have never felt so comfortable and supported whilst performing. Thanks to this wonderful opportunity I have traveled to countries that I would probably not have visited, played so much chamber music and grown my musical peer group and family which I am still close to this day. These experiences have shaped the musician and person I am today and I can say with great confidence they are the reason that I have continued with music.

David Taylor

Cello Teacher, Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Jerusalem