Violin

Pro Corda’s specialist VIOLIN COURSE, led by Course Director Dominic Moore, is aimed at young violinists who intend to study, or are studying, at a music conservatoire, junior department or a specialist music school and those aspiring to enter the profession.

There will be two courses in 2023, the first in February, and the second in August. Both courses will be split into two parts, the first for Grade 8+ standard and the second is Grade 3-7 standard. That means you can apply for either course.

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Specialist Violin Course for Grade 8+

The course includes:

  • Daily one-to-one lessons - focusing on technique, effective practice methods, core repertoire and approach to public performance, giving students an idea of how full-time instrumental study feels beyond school education.
  • Individual co-repetition sessions and daily practice assistance.
  • Performance - the opportunity to perform in public.
  • Evening performance classes.
  • Daily technique classes.

Important Info:

Age range: 12-19yrs
Entry requirement: Grade 8+
Audition: No audition required
Course length: 5 days
Application deadline: See individual events
Location: TBA
Cost: See individual events below.
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.

Specialist Violin Course for Grade 3-7

The course includes:

  • Daily one-to-one lessons - focusing on technique, effective practice methods, core repertoire and approach to public performance.
  • Individual co-repetition sessions and daily practice assistance.
  • Viola - the opportunity to try out the viola and receive viola lessons.
  • Daily chamber music sessions - in co-operation with Pro Corda's Cello Course running at the same time.

The next course will take place:

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Important Info:

Age range: 9yrs +
Entry requirement: Grade 3-7
Audition: No audition required
Course length: 5 days
Application deadline: See individual events
Location: TBA
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.

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.

The surroundings at Leiston Abbey in the heart of Suffolk make for a magical first music course experience, where new but long-lasting friendships are made.

The director of the course is Dominic Moore who 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, is a violinist in the orchestra for the West End production of Phantom of the Opera, and teaches violin and viola at New Hall School, Chelmsford.

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