undefinedBingham String Quartet

The Bingham Quartet return with another of their special weekends devoted to coaching pre-formed quartets.


Resident: £412 Non-Resident: £302 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 24/235

Booking for Members opens at 11am on Monday 20 November 2023

Non-Member and online booking opens at 11am on Monday 11 December 2023 

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

What is the course about?

The Bingham Quartet return with another of their special weekends devoted to coaching pre-formed quartets. The Bingham will offer their expert advice and insights and you are free to work on any repertoire you like. The course fee also includes a ticket to their concert on the Friday evening. Please note that any quartets wishing to arrange a pre-course playing room between 2.30pm-6.30pm on the first day must contact us prior to the course to avoid disappointment.

Tutor website: www.binghamquartet.net

What will we cover?

Detailed coaching is provided by the four members of the quartet on all aspects of chamber music playing, both technical and musical. The knowledge gained by the tutors over many years is used to great effect to enhance participants’ enjoyment of the course.

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

Know more about your chosen repertoire, and will have gained insight into the technical difficulties involved and will have improved your musical interpretation.

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

Just a pre-formed group!

Standard: Confident, Skilful

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

It is helpful if the group has prepared their chosen repertoire a little before the course, but not an absolute requirement. No written work. Peer feedback is possible in our usual open masterclass session. Other feedback is from tutors to individual groups, and groups are encouraged to look constructively at each other’s playing within the group.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

Participants bring their own music or use the Benslow Library.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Instruments and music!

What previous participants said about this course…

“The Binghams are always friendly and approachable and have a great ability to get the best out of the quartet being tutored.”

“As always with the Binghams, very interesting and helpful coaching, particularly on matters of intonation and the usual friendly and informal atmosphere throughout the course.”

“Very friendly, informative, supportive, enthusiastic.”