Ideally pre- formed consorts should apply, with music selected and prepared in advance to get more out of the weekend’s coaching. For a minimum of three, out of the seven coached sessions, the groups will be mixed up, offering opportunities to play from facsimile on renaissance viols, and to give participants a chance to play with different people in a smaller or larger consort than their pre formed group. We are happy to help in putting applicants unable to pre-form a group into a compatible consort that would then form their main working consort for the weekend. We reserve the right, if we cannot form a suitable group, to inform applicants that they cannot be accepted on the course. Players are expected to be competent readers and players, although a pre-formed group of more elementary players, able to work at a compatible level, would be welcome.
Fully inclusive residential single room £275; shared £235 per person; Non-residential option £195- includes suppers, lunches and all refreshments- Excludes B&B single.
Tutors: David Hatcher and Jane Francis
David and Jane are two highly experienced players and teachers of both the viol and the cello. They have tutored together and as individuals on many early music courses throughout the UK, continental Europe and Japan. They have worked with many of the leading specialists in the field of period instrument playing, including Emma Kirkby, Steven Devine, Robert Hollingworth, Glyndebourne Opera, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Fretwork.