Sunday 29 July – Saturday 4 August 2018
You will play quality repertoire for various instrumental combinations with other players of a high standard and with guidance from an excellent tutor.
You will be immersed in music making, but also have time to relax in this idyllic retreat in SW France.
Tutor: Peter Davies
Advanced Mixed Chamber Music is for adult players…
- strings, woodwind, horn, brass, percussion and piano – level A and P (i.e. performance diploma level and above)
- this course is limited to maximum of 19 players
For an explanation of standards click here…
Please see Accommodation for details
Course Participant: [includes tuition, meals and wine with supper]
950€ – Single Room
745€ – Shared Twin Room
745€ – Cubertou Bell Tent (sole occupant)
545€ – Bring your own Tent
Non Participant companion: [includes meals and wine with supper]
545€ – Shared Twin Room
Repertoire will, ultimately, depend on instrumentalists available, but we very much hope to recruit a trumpeter this year so that we can expand our opportunities. We are currently aiming to include Kapustin Concert for 11 Instruments, Wagner Siegfried Idyll, Stravinsky Soldier’s Tale and Walton Façade in the scheduled repertoire.
There are three coached sessions each day: two in the morning (with coffee break) and the third between afternoon tea and pre-supper drinks.
Afternoons are free time (pool, walks, ad-hoc playing etc.) We make our own entertainment at Cubertou and there is opportunity for ad-hoc playing in the afternoons and after supper.
Please see Getting To Cubertou
Please arrive afternoon/evening on the Sunday (after 15:00). There are no formal activities on the Sunday… just settling in.
On the first day light refreshments will be provided from 16:00 and supper will be at 20:00 (and saved for late arrivals).
The course ends after breakfast on the Saturday. You are invited to ‘build-your-own’ pic-nic at breakfast time to take on your journey.
We are delighted that Peter Davies will tutor this course in 2018. With his love of chamber music and his meticulous, yet gentle, approach to getting the best out of musicians, we are very much looking forward to an enjoyable and productive course.
Superb home cooking and local wines are provided and refreshments are served throughout the day. All meals and refreshments, including wine, are included in the course price. We welcome vegans, veggies and meat eaters. We can cater for some (but not all) allergies and intolerances, please discuss these with us before booking.