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Intermediate Courses
Supported by Roundhill Financial Management.

Two day courses for young musicians

"…it was really great working with so many amazing tutors who were all so lovely too!”

Coached by The Regency Ensemble, these two day intensive courses are centred on chamber music. Each participant is assigned to a chamber group based on ability and experience in which there are two coaching sessions on each of the two days. In addition, everyone is involved in a chamber orchestra in which participants play alongside tutors and there are also individual coaching sessions on chamber music parts. Each course closes with a concert on the Friday evening, which is given by the participants and incorporates a movement played by The Regency Ensemble.

Although the courses are non residential course, we have a list of friends of Regency Chamber Music who offer B&B accommodation during each course.

2011 Dates

Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd June 2011

Thursday 27th – Friday 28th October 2011
Applications for this course have now closed. Please join us for the end of course concert at 7pm on Friday 28th October at the Friends Meeting House in Brighton.

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  • Places are limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
  • Whilst every effort is made to cater for all who apply, in the unlikely event that this is not possible we will endeavour to offer a place on a future workshop.
  • If you have any questions about these workshops or would like to be sent an application form by post, please email Rachel Dyker



  • Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF.

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  • The Friends’ Meeting House is approximately 10-15 minutes' walk from Brighton Station.


  • These courses cater primarily for bowed string instruments with a few spaces available for wind, brass and piano.
  • Participants are expected to be between 13 and 18 years old and approximately grade 6-8 standards.
  • We welcome applications from individuals or pre-formed groups, and participants can apply for either or both courses.
  • Early applications are greatly appreciated.


  • Repertoire will be allocated six weeks before the course and should be learnt thoroughly before the first day.
  • We encourage everyone to listen to recordings and take their parts to their teachers to help with the preparation.
  • We will do our best to accommodate any repertoire preferences.


  • The fee for each two day course is £90.
  • A deposit of £30 is payable on application and will be refunded if we are unable to accommodate you.
  • B&B accommodation is provided by friends of Regency Chamber Music for £24 for the first night and £20 for subsequent nights.

Other info

  • The concert at the end of the course is open to the public; please do invite friends and family.
  • Refreshments throughout the course will be provided.
  • Please bring a music stand and a pencil.


    Thursday Timetable Friday Timetable
    1:00 Introductions and announcements 2:00 Announcements
    1:15 - 2:30 Chamber orchestra 2:15 - 3:15 Chamber music coaching
    2:45 - 4:00 Chamber music coaching 3:30 - 4:30 Chamber music coaching
    4:15 - 5:15 Chamber music coaching 5:00 - 6:00 Chamber orchestra
    5:30 - 6:30 Chamber orchestra 6:00 - 6:30 Practice run through
        7:00 CONCERT

Repertoire October 2011

Chamber Groups

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major Op.114 ‘The Trout’
3rd & 4th movements: Scherzo. Presto & Theme & Variations
Piano Jacob Swindells
Violin Lucy Twine
Viola Adam Pickard
Cello Oliver Pickard
Trombone Jacob Zoob
Tutor Robert Bailey (cello)

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet in D major Op.11
2nd movement: Andante cantabile
Violin 1 Gabriel Bickler
Violin 2 Hugo Wookey
Viola Aidan Atkinson
Cello Ben Alexander
Tutor Johanna McWeeney (violin)

Chamber Orchestra

Warlock: Capriol Suite
Violin 1 Lucy Twine, Jacob Swindells , Gabriel Bickler
Violin 2 Johanna McWeeney (tutor), Hugo Wookey
Viola Adam Pickard, Aidan Atkinson
Cello Robert Bailey (tutor), Oliver Pickard, Ben Alexander
Clarinet Aisling Carroll-Turner
Trombone Jacob Zoob

Tutors Repertoire

Beethoven: String Trio in G Op.9 No.1
3rd movement; Scherzo. Allegro
Violin Johanna McWeeney
Viola Rachel Dyker
Cello Robert Bailey


If you have been on one of our courses and would like to provide us with some feedback, please take time to fill in an evaluation form.