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 advanced wind players to form a Wind Quintet, or, we can accept an already established group! 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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I’ve been on a lot of VaCO courses during my time as a student and afterwards; they’re always so much fun and you get to meet people from all over the country and even from other countries that you would never meet otherwise. It’s incredibly satisfying to work with such high calibre musicians to make music of an extremely high standard - I always come back for more. The courses are hard work but it is all worth it – because of VaCO I’ve seen myself grow massively as a musician and a person.

Emily Farren

Freelance Clarinettist/Teacher