At the heart of VaCO courses is the drive to present outstanding live concerts and recitals in a variety of locations and settings.

VaCO is committed to bringing live music to the widest possible audience. We deliver high quality concerts across a diverse landscape and are particularly keen to perform in areas where such events might be rare or infrequent. We like to combine these concerts with workshops and events in local schools, where possible, to engage and encourage the next generation in live music-making.

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