Advanced Vibrato (Higher Positions & Double Stops) for Upper Strings

Monday 5 and 12 October

7-8pm BST

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Intermediate and Advanced String Players

(separate orchestras)

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 9.30am-5pm 

Mass Orchestra Repertoire: Paganini 24, arr. The Ayoub Sisters

 Intermediate Orchestra: Brook Green Suite, 3rd movement - Holst and Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni

Advanced Orchestra Repertoire: Lyric for Strings- George Walker and St Paul's Suite, 4th movement - Holst 

Join Nicola Benedetti and our incredible team of tutors to prepare, rehearse and perform. 


During these sessions, we will be approaching music in a way that inspires fun and enjoyment, a greater sense of togetherness, a true abandonment of caution, and an embracing of scratches, scrapes, as well as connecting to creativity, to dance, rhythm and improvisation. Each orchestra will work separately, and we will come together for one mass piece. 

Prior to the Summer holiday, you will receive the music and tutorial videos from our Tutors to help you prepare. A creative activity is also shared in advance to encourage you to immerse yourselves in the story of the music during the preparation period. 


On the weekend, we explore expression, storytelling, sound production, freedom in playing, the context of the music and improvisation, as well as delving into specific technical challenges.  

Each day ends with a short performance which will be recorded and shared with families.

A two-part series focusing on developing vibrato for advanced violinists & violists. A follow on to the July vibrato session, but equally as accessible to new participants, these sessions will allow you to extend your vibrato skills in the higher positions and with double stops and to explore the different colours and textures which can be achieved for different characters. This is recommended for advanced players

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Participation Fee (Total): £18

Full bursary support is available -please select the box on the registration form.

Please Note: Participants in the sessions are expected to have prepared their parts before the day. This will allow us to better focus our time together on larger objectives like storytelling, sound production, freedom in playing.