VaCO Advanced Chamber Ensemble Easter Course 2018


Jon Thorne – Viola

Oculi Ensemble and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music

Tom Verity – Clarinet

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and The Sterling Trio


VaCO Summer Chamber Orchestra Course 2018


Tim Lowe – Cello

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


Meyrick Alexander – Bassoon

Former Head of Wind at The Welsh College of Music and Drama, previous Principal Bassoon of Philharmonia Orchestra



I’ve been on a lot of VaCO courses during my time as a student and afterwards; they’re always so much fun and you get to meet people from all over the country and even from other countries that you would never meet otherwise. It’s incredibly satisfying to work with such high calibre musicians to make music of an extremely high standard - I always come back for more. The courses are hard work but it is all worth it – because of VaCO I’ve seen myself grow massively as a musician and a person.

Emily Farren

Freelance Clarinettist/Teacher