Chamber Music - "a conversation among friends"
Chamber Music is an excellent vehicle for the musical development of young musicians. It has been said the chamber music is a conversation among friends, and having one player to a part means each participant is a soloist and yet part of a greater whole at the same time.
Chamber Music Ensembles
Chamber music ensembles are an integral part of the Academy learning experience. Ensembles are formed at the beginning of each term and rehearse five times per term, one hour with a coach and one hour independently. Every effort will be made to keep the same ensembles together for the entire year.
Rehearsals take place fortnightly on Sunday afternoons starting at 13:30 at the Stapleford Granary and are coached by members of the Academy staff on a rotating basis. Guest coaches may be brought in occasionally as well. Ensembles rehearse a variety of repertoire - which they are encouraged to choose themselves - and work toward performing one of these works in the end-of-term Recital & Masterclass Day. In some instances, ensembles may be joined by Academy staff member for their performance.