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Viola Courses in the UK : 2019

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Education and courses

1. RNCM Junior Fellows in Chamber Music. Closing date 15 Feb 2019




3. ESTA Postgraduate Certificate (ESTA PG Cert)


4.  ESTACertificate for Music Educators




Promoting the viola and improving the standard of playing

Robin Ireland

Saturday 9th February  2019


Full details http://www.viola-workshops.co.uk/index.html

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 Junior Arpeggione (one day course) April 12th 2019

The London concert is on Sat 13th April 2019, 3pm (1pm rehearsal)

Hampstead Garden Suburb free church, London NW11 7AG

For viola players aged 6 and over and violinists wishing to try the viola in London N3

(Grade 1-4) Cost £50.

Intermediate Arpeggione (residential) 7th – 11th April 2019

The London concert is on Sat 13th April 2019, 3pm (1pm rehearsal)

Hampstead Garden Suburb free church

London NW11 7AG

For viola players aged 8-16 years and violinists wishing to try the viola

(Grade 4 and above) Cost £525.

Milden Hall and Tudor Barn, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY


Further details and application forms for all courses are on the website:


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RNCM Young Violas

For 2019 the RNCM Young Violas offers a further series of Sunday morning workshops led by Lucy Nolan, and featuring special guests. The aim is simple; Young Violas will provide a chance to learn about and celebrate all things viola!
Activities will vary but may include some or all of the following:
– viola ensemble
– improvisation workshops
– performances by professional and conservatoire violists
– interactive group workshops on various aspects of technique
– workshops on orchestral excerpts
– master classes on solo performance
Young Violas is open to all violists of school age, from beginner to post grade 8. Violinists wishing to try viola will also be warmly welcomed but we ask you to contact us in advance if you need help sourcing a viola to play on.
10am – 1pm
Free Admission
Sunday 24 Feb 2019
Sunday 14 Apr 2019
Sunday 26 May 2019
Sunday 21 Jul 2019

http://Young Projects | www.rncm.ac.uk/youngviolas

Please do join us for a chance to meet other young musicians, receive expert tuition and celebrate our wonderful instrument.
About Lucy:
Lucy is an enthusiastic and experienced viola tutor and currently teaches at Birmingham Conservatoire, the University of Manchester, Yorkshire Young Musicians at Leeds College of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music Junior Department, the University of Leeds and Pro Corda. 
Aside from teaching and chamber music, Lucy is also busy as a freelance orchestral violist, performing with orchestras such as Manchester Camerata, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic.
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Pro Corda is a registered charity and completely not-for-profit. The charity was established in 1969 and founded by Pamela Spofforth MBE and Elizabeth Hewlins MBE. Its purpose is ‘to provide for and conduct the education of young persons and others in the whole art, philosophy and theory of music, particularly chamber music’. Pro Corda is the largest music organisation of its kind and is recognised as the UK’s centre of excellence for ensemble training. The administrative base is at Leiston Abbey, but it also offers course around  the country.  All Pro Corda courses employ leading international artists and musicians at the forefront of their fields.

Conservatoire (18 yrs +) Viola.  February 2019

Pro Corda’s highly acclaimed course for students undertaking music study in further education. Participants receive coaching from world famous musicians and performance platforms in pursuit of furthering their music education careers.


Benslow Music runs frequent string and chamber music courses with many opportunities for Viola players of all abilities. 

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