STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

Theresa Caudle (violin), Mark Caudle (cello) and Robin Bigwood (harpsichord) once again lead this exciting and thoroughly joyful course. This year we will explore concertos for strings by Vivaldi, his predecessors and contemporaries, including Torelli and Albinoni. We will concentrate on “concerti a quattro” for tutti strings including a selection of Vivaldi’s “Paris Concertos” but for variety we will also include concerti grossi from the same period, giving some opportunities for solo playing. We are seeking an orchestra of baroque string players with period instruments (or modern instruments with baroque bows and gut strings) at A=415. There will also be places for two harpsichordists and one theorbo player in the continuo team. Players must be of a reasonably advanced standard, confident sightreaders, and willing to rehearse in some detail.

Resident: £400 Non-Resident: £305 Code: 18/331