The senior 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 are 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.

Important Info:

Age range: 16-18yrs, school years 12&13
Entry requirement: Please contact for details
Audition: Yes. Auditions held throughout the year.
Course dates: See individual events
Application deadline: See individual events
Location: Leiston Abbey
Cost: See individual events

To get the very most from Pro Corda’s unique chamber music programme we advise all our chamber course students to attend both courses each school year. The second course for both Intermediates and Seniors is a combined course, held over New Year, when Leiston Abbey forms a particularly magical setting for an intensive course working with world famous chamber musicians and teachers.

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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.

The director of the course is Andrew Quartermain, CEO and Artistic Director of Pro Corda. He has a busy international concert schedule as both soloist and chamber musician performing with instrumentalists and singers from Europe and beyond.

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