Viola Courses in the UK : 2019

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Education and courses

19 – 24th August 2019, the Opera North Orchestra Academy .

Open to outstanding young musicians age 14–19 Grade 7+ in school years 10–13 from across the North of England and beyond.

Application details here

Please contact Emma Barnett to check that she has received your application or for more information.

T: 07468 861 194 E:

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3. ESTA Postgraduate Certificate (ESTA PG Cert)


4 .  ESTA Certificate for Music Educators



Promoting the viola and improving the standard of playing

Robin Ireland

Saturday 18th November 2019

9.30 – 6pm

Full details

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residential viola courses
chamber music, masterclasses, orchestra
Patrons: Lawrence Power, Krystyna Budzynska, Maxim Rysanov
Senior Arpeggione (residential in Suffolk)
20th-24th Oct 2019
London concert Friday Oct 25th at 7pm (2.30 reh) 
Venue TBC
For viola players aged 14-19 years and violinists wishing to try the viola 
(Grade 8 and above) Cost £525
Milden Hall and Tudor Barn, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, 
Suffolk CO10 9NY
To secure a place, please send the application form 
(downloadable from the senior page of our website) plus £100 deposit to:
Arpeggione, 3 Park View Road, London N3 2JB
(cheques payable to Arpeggione)
or to pay online, please email for bank details
For more information
 please contact:
Jacky Woods: 07989 576772
Please visit our website: 


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 |

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

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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 2020

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.