VaCO Winter Course 2018

Date: December 27, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Time: Residential Location: Cundall Manor School, North Yorkshire YO61 2RW

A sensational, slightly shorter Winter Course specialising in orchestral repertoire with coaching from our world-class tutors.

Our residential courses offer world-class training for chamber orchestra & chamber ensemble for advanced young musicians of 16-25 years of age. We combine professional rehearsal techniques and standards of performance with a course that is enjoyable and friendly.

During the course, participants will be immersed into the wonderful world of chamber orchestra music and ensemble repertoire, culminating in a series of two evening concerts across North Yorkshire.  VaCO courses are famous for being great fun – but they are also hard work and offer excellent musical experience and networks.

The course fee includes coaching from all tutors and our musical director, Xenophon Kelsey MBE, transport during the course and full board.

If you have any questions, please email us at


Gounod, C : Petite Symphonie 

Strauss, R : Duet Concertino (Cl & Fag)

Schonberg, A :  Notturno for Strings & Harp (Solo violin)

Beethoven, L van : Symphony No 4 in B flat


Tim Lowe – Cello  Recitalist and chamber musician, Guest Principal Cello of the English Chamber Orchestra and Professor at Guildhall School of Music.

Tom Verity – Clarinet  Associate Clarinet of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and freelance chamber & orchestral Clarinettist.

Course Fee: £130

Fully Inclusive Accommodation, Food, Tutoring & Transportation on the Course

Concert Venues:



5 Violins

2 Trumpets




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