Advanced Mixed Chamber Music

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

The Course

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.

In recent years Peter Davies has worked primarily as assistant conductore, vocal coach and répétiteur for various opera houses in Germany and the UK, including ROH and ENO. He was the Assistant Conductor throughout the full Ring cycle at Longborough from 2007 to 2013. He was on the opera staff for the world premiere of Srnka’s South Pole at the Bayerische Staatsoper, then assistant conductor for Powder Her Face at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen last year. He regularly coaches singers, and recently worked with Rolando Villazòn on the role of Michel in Martinů’s little known opera Juliette.Peter is also much appreciated as a regular guest conductor of the London Repertoire Orchestra.


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.


Please contact us with any questions or fill in an online application form, we shall then get back to you to confirm acceptance of your application and send you payment information.