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.

I've been lucky enough to take part in many VaCO courses over the past few years (9 between 2006 - 2013) and can't recommend them highly enough. To be part of a group that pushes for the highest standards is fantastic. As an enthusiastic amateur It's great for me to be allowed to join musicians from the top conservatoires and be a part of an orchestra which challenges me to play my best the whole time.

Peter Banks, Head of Chemistry

The Purcell School

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