VQ Discovery Haydn Emperor

Time & Location

  • Feb 25 - Mar 24, 2024
  • All day
  • Online Event
  • Online Online Online, AL Online US

On the Web

About the Workshop

Our unique online course is for amateurs who love to study their music in greater depth and want to explore the art of string quartet playing. There is no need for a pre-formed group as you will be studying and discussing the music with like-minded colleagues across the UK and abroad.

Our course includes a series of online sessions with the members of the Villiers Quartet, giving you an opportunity to explore these works with us. These include instrumental sectionals, behind-the-scenes discussions with the VQ on quartet technique, a special guest lecture, historical recordings listening survey, and a play-along finale with the VQ. We also include the following preparation materials: VQ’s marked parts with fingerings and bowing suggestions, exclusive “play-along” tracks to practice your part, and a set of VQ practice segments videos. Together with the Villiers Quartet, you will unpack some of the challenges of each work and improve your understanding of the music.

Throughout these courses, you’ll have special access to the VQ for guidance, Q&A sessions, and overall musical camaraderie. You’ll enjoy our sectionals and see the music from the four different corners of the rehearsal room, and you’ll get to know each player in the VQ as part of our fabulous VQDiscovery community.


  • Beginners welcome
  • Chamber mostly string
  • Individual study
  • Older Adults
  • Pre-formed groups accepted

Event Organizer

Villiers Quartet Katie Stillman villiersquartet@gmail.com