Summer Baroque Instrumental Course

This is an intensive five-day course for aspiring professional baroque instrumentalists. The course takes place in the state-of-the-art Laidlaw Music Centre, at the University of St Andrews. It is taught by a fantastic team of renowned practitioners, led by violinist Lucy Russell.

In addition to the masterclasses, individual lessons and ensemble music-making offered at the triumphant 2022 course, the 2023 course will also include time for chamber music. Despite a busy timetable, there will be time to relax in the beautiful surroundings of historic St Andrews, to wander in the ruins of the cathedral, and to enjoy an ice cream on the beach.

Dates: Monday 7 August 2023 to Friday 11 August 2023 inclusive

Fee: £499.00

Age range: 18 to 35. However, if you are an established professional modern player who is branching out into baroque performance practice, the Music Centre would welcome an application from you.

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Exterior of the Music center


How to apply

To apply, please fill out the online application form and provide the following:

  • CV
  • links to solo performance videos of two contrasting pieces of baroque repertoire of at least six minutes in total (video can be hosted on YouTube, Dropbox, Vimeo, etc)

Application deadline: 5pm on Friday 12 May 2023

A number of scholarships and bursaries, worth 50% and 100% of the course fee, are available. Please see the application form for details.

The University of St Andrews reserves the right to alter the course, including the faculty and schedule, where this is found to be unavoidable.