Cambridge Early Music is offering two residential study weeks on Baroque and Renaissance music for instrumentalists and singers working together and separately in chamber groups and large ensembles. Our courses are firmly established as the highlight of the year for a growing number of amateur and aspiring professional instrumentalists and singers. They are also recognized as a stepping-stone to performing careers in early music. A significant number of alumni have gone on to have outstanding careers in music such as Clare Wilkinson, Emma Murphy, Alison Kinder, Trio Mediaval, amarcord ensemble, and Singer Pur, but equally welcome have always been those for whom music is their greatest love. We welcome musicians from across the UK and abroad to study the techniques and styles of early music in the delightful atmosphere of Girton College, Cambridge.
Our tutors are highly acclaimed both as teachers and performers. They share their expertise through intensive tuition and concerts in an informal, non-competitive and creative social context, with an emphasis on shared learning. There are no formal masterclasses or one-to-one lessons. Our courses are recognised for their success in accommodating players of different levels, and for the chamber music sessions which are organised and coached by the tutors. This ensures that no one is left out, that students are introduced to new repertoire, and that pieces are tailored to each ensemble.
The college offers both single rooms with shared bathrooms as well as en-suite rooms (limited availability). All rooms are on a half-board basis and plenty of car parking space is available.
Baroque Week (26 – 2 August 2020): Baroque Dresden: The Musical Melting Pot
Renaissance Week (2-9 August 2020): The Triumphs of Maximilian: Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian I