If your goal is to set up an instrument-making workshop or to work in the trade, this programme is internationally respected for the high level craftsmanship of its graduates. Unique for its teaching of the historical approach to constructing the viola da gamba, the high level of tuition equips students with skills that can be applied to making a wide range of bowed and plucked instruments, including violin and guitar. See what students say about the course in the video below.
"A tremendous international reputation, one that is respected world-wide. I now work as an instrument repairer at JP Guivier in London; it is the oldest violin shop in the country and is highly respected". Martin Cuffe, Alumnus - Musical Instrument Making.
The chance for amateur, young professional or student quartets or ensembles, to work closely with the celebrated Chilingirian Quartet. Study a repertoire of your own choice, with intensive, yet informal, daily coaching from the inspirational Chilingirian Quartet. Participate in collaborative ensemble playing sessions in the evenings and attend a public concert by the Chilingirian Quartet. An informal student recital will round off the course on the final afternoon. Generous bursaries are available for music students and young professionals.
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Pavel is a celebrated international concert artist, who has entertained audiences with his unique artistry in over forty countries. A highly respected tutor and thoughtful composer for the guitar.
An evening recital by Vincent Lindsey-Clark. Vincent a renowned guitarist composer whose music is played worldwide. Member of the Segovia Trio and the Modern Guitar Trio. Tutor and ensemble coach.
The Katona Twins are a celebrated Hungarian guitar duo, comprising Péter and Zoltán Katona, identical twins. They have performed at prestigious venues and at major music festivals around the world.
Music by Haydn and the Viennese Classics. An evening with Oliver Nelson (Violin) and Roy Stratford (Piano).
Develop your musical competance or appreciation with other musicians in beautiful rooms with excellent acoustics. From beginner to advanced, you can make your own instrument under the tuition of experienced makers on a five day or nine day course.
We also host the British Violin Makers Association (BVMA) professional development course in Violin and Bow Restoration.
Bursaries are available to help make study possible for FdA Historic Craft Practices - Musical Instruments students. Find out more about your funding options
For the Guitar Summer School, music students and young professional players aged 16 - 24 years old, and full-time (first-study classical guitar) music student at a UK university or music college may be eligible for a bursary to cover a substantial part of the summer school course fees. Application deadline May 1, 2017. Find out more about short courses bursaries