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.

I played orchestral piano/continuo harpsichord & organ for VaCO for several courses and was given a fantastic opportunity to play Ravel's piano concerto a few years later on a Christmas course. The courses themselves are thoroughly enjoyable, I've worked with fantastic musicians (students and professionals - many of whom I still work with today!) and have also made some friends who I still see regularly, not just from the UK but all over the world. Anyone would enjoy themselves in such a great atmosphere and if you get the chance to do one of the courses don't miss the opportunity!

Simon Passmore

Freelance Pianist and former VaCO soloist

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