Strings in Spring

Our 2022 course at the end of April was a great success.  Next year's course will run from Thursday 27 April to Sunday 30 April 2023 in the Laidlaw Music Centre.  

Testimonials from 2022 participants:

  • "Exhilarating, challenging, informative, life affirming and fun"
  • "Stimulating, lively and altogether brilliant"
  • "High quality tuition in an amazing space"
  • "First time I had done anything like this - it was great fun and I learned loads"

The main focus of this course is chamber music coaching, given by the members of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, quartet in residence at the University of St Andrews, and guest tutors.

Chamber groups (quartets or larger) usually study two works over the duration of the course. Each group will receive a number of coaching sessions, and these will be supplemented with rehearsal periods, a string orchestra session, and also the opportunity for informal sight-reading.

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet will give a public recital on the first night of the course, and there will be some social events as well.

We prefer applications from pre-formed groups, but individuals may be considered.

Accommodation is not included, and we recommend booking early with local hotels, guesthouses or holiday rentals, as St Andrews can be very busy at this time of year.

Please email stringsinspring@st-andrews.ac.uk if you would like to receive booking details when they are confirmed.