Chamber Music course

A residential course for piano, strings and winds with the Berkeley Ensemble

28th April – 1st May 2017

The Old Rectory, Chaffcombe, Somerset


  • Spend the weekend playing beautiful chamber music with like-minded musicians in the idyllic surroundings of rural Somerset.
  • The course will include individual tuition and ensemble coaching with members of the Berkeley Ensemble, duo time with a pianist plus several informal performance opportunities.
  • Suitable for advanced musicians of approximately Grade 6 standard and above, either in pre-formed ensembles or individuals, with some previous experience of playing chamber music.

The course commences with a concert by the tutors at 8pm on Friday 28th April 2017. The course fee of £395 includes all tuition, meals and accommodation with host families. An early bird discounted fee of £345 applies to applications received on or before Friday 4th November 2016.

Chaffcombe is situated just off the A303, near Ilminster. The nearest stations are Crewkerne (10 miles) and Taunton (20 miles). Direct trains run from London Waterloo to Crewkerne or from London Paddington to Taunton.

Click here to view a sample schedule for the weekend.

View a list of repertoire studied by participants on previous courses here.

To apply for a place on the course please download and return an application form by Friday 2nd December 2016:

CMC Application Form 2017 WORD

CMC Application Form 2017 PDF

CMC Ensemble Form 2017 WORD

CMC Ensemble Form 2017 PDF

For more information, please contact the ensemble using the form below: