Recital & Masterclass Day October 11, 2020
Graham Walker and Patrick Hemmerlé gave a combined masterclass at the Stapleford Granary, followed by an informal recital. See Events for more information and photos as well as our YouTube channel (link below) for videos.
Fall chamber music ensembles start
On September 27, the Academy held chamber music rehearsals at the Stapleford Granary. Two piano trios and a violin & piano duet rehearsed various works under the coaching of violinist Barbara Dziewięcka-Data (under their facemasks as well!).
A Recital & Masterclass Day is coming up this Sunday Oct 4.
Violinists and violists wanted!
We welcome queries from all interested students of course, but we are particularly on the lookout for several advanced violinists and/or violists so as to create more varied chamber ensembles going forward.
The Cambridge Chamber Academy is based in Cambridge, UK, and provides advanced young musicians an opportunity to perform regularly in recitals and masterclasses, as well as to play in a coached chamber music ensemble.
The Academy is for advanced piano, violin, viola and cello students who are at grade 8+ level and under 21 years of age*. It organizes several Recital & Masterclass Days over the school year in which students have the opportunity to perform in recitals alongside professionals and participate in masterclasses. These Recital & Masterclass Days take place at the Stapleford Granary, a professional concert and cultural venue just 15 minutes outside of Cambridge.
The Academy organizes students into chamber music ensembles. These chamber ensembles receive weekly coaching from Academy coaches and participate fully in the Recital & Masterclass Days.
*This may change in the future
Why the Academy was formed
The Cambridge Chamber Academy grew from a small group of parents and teachers searching for performance opportunities for their students who had prepared works close to a professional level. The group also felt that advanced young students in the Cambridge area who wanted to develop further had little choice but to travel to junior conservatories such as those in London. The Academy was created therefore to provide a local setting where its best young musicians can come together to make music and taste what life as a professional musician is like.
The Academy's philosophy is that regular performance and coached chamber music sessions are the two best ways for a young musician to develop. Masterclasses given by professionals and then playing alongside them complement this as these allow students to benefit from their experience, by learning from their teaching and learning from their example.
The Academy will be running this fall with limited numbers because of Covid-19. Recital & Masterclass Days will be held in the Stapleford Granary with only students and coaches present. Chamber ensembles will rehearse at the Stapleford Granary in large spaces.
Every effort has been made to respect social distancing by restricting the numbers of students and holding all events in large spaces at the Stapleford Granary.