undefinedGroup quartets with Jonathan Trout

“Very enjoyable. Both chamber works were delightful, challenging and interesting. Tutor was excellent - enthusiastic, helpful and patient.”

STANDARD: CONFIDENT, SKILFUL

Resident: £453 Non-Resident: £345 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 21/344

Booking for Members opens at 9am on Friday 14 May 2021. 

Non-Member and online booking opens at 9am on Friday 18 June 2021. 

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here.

What is the course about?

Jonathan Trout leads another Group Quartet course, designed for those who are reluctant to tackle the string quartet repertoire one to a part or who just enjoy playing the repertoire en masse. We’d like you to be of at least Grade 5 standard for this course, though we require no formal qualifications. We’ll work with Jonathan’s usual thoroughness on Samuel Barber’s String Quartet and Haydn’s Opus 74 No 2. Please note that you need to bring your own music – any decent edition will do – and we’d like you to number the bars yourself before you arrive. Start with the first complete bar and ignore “first time only” repeat bars in your calculations.

What will we cover?

This year we will be working on Samuel Barber’s String Quartet and Haydn’s Opus 74 No 2.

What will we accomplish?

By the end of this course you will be able to perform all or most of the movements of both works

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Enthusiasm is key and a willingness to bravely explore! 

A minimum of Grade 5 or equivalent standard would be appropriate.

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

You should arrive with your part prepared to the best of your ability

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

Please note that you need to bring your own music – any decent edition will do – and we’d like you to number the bars yourself before you arrive. Start with the first complete bar and ignore “first time only” repeat bars in your calculations.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Yourself, your instrument and the music!

What previous participants said about this course…

“Very enjoyable. Both chamber works were delightful, challenging and interesting. Tutor was excellent - enthusiastic, helpful and patient.”

“Outstanding!”

October 2020: Elgar’s String Quartet in E minor Op 83