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 and EVaCO have had a profound effect on my development as a musician and as a person. I have never felt so comfortable and supported whilst performing. Thanks to this wonderful opportunity I have traveled to countries that I would probably not have visited, played so much chamber music and grown my musical peer group and family which I am still close to this day. These experiences have shaped the musician and person I am today and I can say with great confidence they are the reason that I have continued with music.

David Taylor

Cello Teacher, Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Jerusalem