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 is a fantastic experience which I would recommend to all young musicians. I look back on my time at VaCO with fondness, knowing that without that experience I would not be the player I am today. My musicianship and violin playing flourished during those courses and given the opportunity I would do it all again in a heartbeat.

Danny McCann-William

Sub Principal 2nd Violin Ulster Orchestra & Ulster String Quartet