The main focus of the Academy is to develop the musicality of our students. Within a supportive family-like environment, students are initiated into the demands of professional musical life under the guidance of acclaimed performers with distinguished international careers.
One of the hurdles many young musicians face in their musical development is limited performance opportunity. Through a series of recitals and masterclasses, Academy students perform regularly at a frequency roughly matching their learning cycle.
Chamber music is one of the most demanding challenges young musicians will face in their musical apprenticeship. With nowhere to hide, chamber musicians are responsible for making their part fit into a unified musical statement with those of their colleagues. Academy students rehearse fortnightly with their assigned chamber ensemble and receive coaching from resident and guest tutors alike.
The Academy runs on Sunday afternoons and students are expected to commit for the full year. The year is divided into two terms. The first term runs from September to early December while the second term runs from January to early May. The Academy also offers a separate summer programme open to a wider range of students.
2021 - 2022 Year
First Term Dates
Sunday September 26th - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday October 3rd - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday October 17 - Solo Recital Day
Sunday October 31 - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday November 14 - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday November 28 - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday December 5 - Ensemble Recital Day
Second Term Dates
Sunday January 23 - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday February 6 - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday February 27 - Solo Recital Day
Sunday March 13 - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday March 27 - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday April 24 - Chamber music rehearsals
Sunday May 8 - Ensemble Recital day