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 courses were a unique chance for me to be able to explore a wide range of chamber music repertoire and to be coached by some outstanding musicians. Priced at a student-friendly rate, they were packed full of rehearsal and performance opportunities and offered the possibility to meet like-minded musicians, many of whom I still work with now. Owing to the high standard of playing and the friendly nature of both students and tutors, the courses were absolutely invaluable in making me the musician and the person that I am today.
Freelance orchestral oboe player