VaCO Advanced Chamber Ensemble Easter Course 2018

Date: March 26, 2018 – April 2, 2018
Time: Residential
Location: Hardraw

Our upcoming Easter Course will be a new VaCO experience!

This Easter, we will be hosting a smaller residential course for a String Quartet, Wind Quintet and a Double Bass. Understandably, this means that spaces are very limited. We are specifically looking for an advanced preformed Wind Quintet and Double Bass. This will be a brilliant and unique opportunity for chamber musicians to perform, receive professional tutoring and workshop your repertoire.

Our residential courses offer world-class training in orchestral and chamber music for advanced young musicians. We combine professional rehearsal techniques and standards of performance with a course that is enjoyable and friendly.

If you have any questions, please email us at


Martinu Nonet

Novak Nonet

String Quartets TBC

Wind Quintets TBC


Jon Thorne – Oculi Ensemble and Professor at Royal Academy of Music

Tom Verity – Clarinet with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and Sterling Trio 


Double Bass





French Horn





In submitting this application you are agreeing to the following:

  • I understand that the organisers cannot be held liable for any injury sustained by me, or for any damaged caused to my property.
  • I agree to upload my full CV (or details of education & experience if under 18) immediately after completing this form (you will be directed to the document upload page when you submit).
  • I give my consent for VaCO to contact my referee, without further notice, to obtain a reference in support of my application to this course.
  • I agree to pay the deposit of £50 to secure my place within 14 days of being accepted on the course. (Details of how to make a payment will be included in your invitation to the course).

Failure to pay deposit as above may jeopardise your place on the course


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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