Advanced Course

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Course Intro

The Advanced Course at Pro Corda provides an opportunity to work on advanced chamber music repertoire, with coaches who have lived with, breathed and performed this music on the international stage.

The course accepts either pre-formed groups, or more commonly, individuals. Each player is normally placed in three or four groups and painstakingly matched on previous performances or submitted video, which enables groups to make the most of the learning experience, developing their chamber music and rehearsal skills through a wide range of repertoire.

Previous examples of works studied include Schoenberg’s 2nd String Quartet, Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, Janacek, Shostakovich and Bartók Quartets.

Course Requirements

Age: 16-19yrs, school years 12-13+
Standard: Please contact for details
Audition: Yes. Held throughout the year
Application deadline: See event details
Cost: See individual events
Pro Corda tries to ensure that no student is turned away because of financial barriers so please get in touch if you are facing difficulties. You can also find out more information on our Bursary page.

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All Pro Corda courses have excellent pastoral care, and this comes partly from the relatively small numbers on the course due to the emphasis on chamber music and partly from the expertise and experience of the pastoral staff. All staff are chosen for their experience and empathy with this age group, and students and parents alike will find us warm and welcoming.

Course Director: Dominic Moore

Dominic first came to Pro Corda as a student 40 years ago. His violin teacher was one of the founders, Pamela Spofforth. He later won scholarships to Winchester College and the Royal College of Music studying the violin with Itzhak Rashkovsky, and also the piano as a joint first study with Peter Element.

Dominic plays the violin, viola and piano, and directs his own chamber ensemble ‘St George’s Chamber Orchestra‘, based in Beckenham. He also leads Buckinghamshire based ‘Alina Orchestra‘ and teaches violin and viola at New Hall School, Chelmsford.

Course Location:St. John's College School, Cambridge

The Advanced Course will take place in the fantastic St. John’s College School, Cambridge.

In the heart of Cambridge, amongst the stunning Cambridge University colleges, St. John’s College School has a long history with music having been founded in the 17th century for the education of the choristers of the Choir of St John’s College.

With easy travel from London and beyond, Cambridge has a vast array of social and fun activities which will be organised to complement and warmly welcome every individual.

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