Chamber Music Forum – Week 4

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14 thoughts on “Chamber Music Forum – Week 4

  1. I am a strong intermediate violist coming on my own in week 4. Before Dartington I will be studying Glass Third String Quartet at an American music camp (I’m Canadian). My music preferences are baroque/classical (I bring a baroque bow) and more contemporary although I do play everything. If there is a formed quartet which would like a second viola for some viola quintets, I play those a lot. I’d love to have another chance at Mendelssohn Octet (viola 2). I’ve been working on Faure Piano Quartet in C minor with my home piano quartet and if there is a formed piano trio which would like to play a quartet one afternoon or evening, I’d like that. I’m up for pick-up groups every afternoon (and evening) in addition to the one regular group I assume I’ll be assigned to in the morning.
    Because I’m coming from Canada I won’t have much music with me – but I assume there is lots of music available there.

    1. Hello Carol,
      I am a lone English ‘cellist (wife sings!), intermediate, second time at Dartington, recently returned from regular visit to Vancouver, presently waiting to see what is organised for session 1, and then hoping to get something organised for sessions 2 & 3. Prefer string-only ensemble, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven Schubert etc, but very adaptable.
      Keep in touch!
      Ian

  2. This quartet needs a cellist.

    Chamber Music SESSION 4 – the following players (Intermediate/Advanced) would welcome a cello player to come forward to complete our quartet..
    Violin – Ralph Williamson
    Violin – Shirley Cave
    Viola – Sue Pritchard
    Cello – ???
    Pieces we intend to play :
    Mozart celebrated quartets No. 1(K387) & No.3(K458)
    Beethoven Op. 18 No. 4
    Haydn Op 42

    1. Hi, I am interested in joining you as ‘cellist. I consider myself intermediate and attended the summer school last year, week 4.
      This repertoire sounds perfect.
      I fully understand that Rosalind has the first call here and will fully understand if you manage to arrange to play with her. Please keep me posted.
      I prefer to keep session 1 free to see what the summer school organisers come up with.

      1. Hello Ian, Thanks for replying. I’ll just check first with the others that they haven’t already filled our cellist vacancy. I’ll get back to you asap.
        Many thanks
        Shirley

        1. Hello Ian, We are really happy that you want to join us, we accept your offer and we very much look forward to meeting you .
          Best wishes
          Shirley

          1. Hello Shirley, that’s great and I look forward to meeting you all. Unless I hear to the contrary I shall assume that session 4 is now definitely agreed.
            I have parts for Op 18, but not for the Haydn or Mozart. Do you have ‘cello parts for these? If not I can acquire / borrow, (or the library at Dartington may have).

            Best wishes,

            Ian

  3. This quartet has decided to move to Session 4.
    We still need a cellist – unless Rosalind can make this switch (we hope she can and if so, please let me know Rosalind!)

    All other details about this quartet remain unchanged.

    Thanks

  4. Session 3 would be perfectly convenient for me but not session 4, when the Big Choir will take place. I’m pleased to have made contact with you look forward to us playing together.

    Best wishes
    Rosalind

  5. Formal Chamber Music session 1 – the following players (Intermediate/Advanced) would welcome a cello player to come forward to complete our quartet..
    Violin – Ralph Williamson
    Violin – Shirley Cave
    Viola – Sue Pritchard
    Cello – ???
    Pieces we intend to play :
    Mozart celebrated quartets No. 1(K387) & No.3(K458)
    Beethoven Op. 18 No. 4
    Haydn Op 42

    1. That’s a beautiful programme and I’d be interested in joining. I trained at the RNCM, had a freelance career until retirement and now play in a regular piano quartet/quintet ensemble in London and less regular quartet ensemble. I’m singing in the Big Choir and wouldn’t want to overload myself but a daily daytime rehearsal would be Welcomed.

      1. Hi Rosalind, Thanks for getting in touch. That would be great. It seems, however, that we may have to switch to another session – either 3 or 4 but probably not session 1. Would either of those sessions suit you?
        Shirley

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