Information for Bristol University students 
Really Classical Chamber and Orchestral training day
St George's Bristol
22 January 2017

If you are a music student at Bristol University, you are invited to Really Classical's chamber and orchestral training workshop day at St George's Bristol on 22nd January 2017.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Bristol University student musicians to share their talents with a group of highly experienced and engaging professional historical performance specialists, and to gain valuable experience and contacts prior to a career in music performance, outreach and education.”
Margaret Faultless, Head of Historical Performance, Royal Academy of Music & Leader of the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

You must be:

an accomplished classical instrumentalist or singer studying music (incl. joint honours) at Bristol University;

keen to perform some of the best chamber music alongside some the best young professional musicians with careers as award-winning soloists, chamber musicians and top orchestral principals;

curious to explore what makes historical performance vital, inspiring and refreshing;

committed to sharing your excellent musicianship with all sorts of people  

You will: 

explore and perform Classical chamber music (instrumental and song c. 1750-1830) side-by-side with professionals from Bristol’s acclaimed Really Classical Relay

support Really Classical professionals in a conductor-less orchestral workshop with young musicians from Bristol Youth Orchestra working on Haydn’s last Symphony no. 104 “London”

be invited to perform at Really Classical Relay 2017 and in other venues in the Bristol area

explore historical instruments, meet the musicians that play them, and refine your understanding of Classical performance practice                                      

10:30-1:30 open chamber rehearsals with Really Classical and Bristol University musicians
NB these sessions are now open to Bristol Youth Orchestra and Bristol Pre-Con musicians. More information here.
2:30-5:30 open orchestral rehearsal: Haydn Symphony Op. 104 "London" with Really Classical, Bristol University and Bristol Youth Orchestra musicians
6:30 informal concert performance

More information about tickets on the St George's website here.


Apply by email to Really Classical Artistic Director Jonathan Rees at this address: You  must provide;
a.) a paragraph CV / biography,
b.) any prior experience of Classical historical performance practice,
c.) your instrument / voice type,
d.) any Classical repertoire / composers you’d particularly like to explore (instrumental chamber music incl. Lieder).

Application deadline: Extended to Saturday 14 January 2017.

Bristol University will cover the workshop fees for up to 20 music students (incl. joint honours.)  This will be organised between Really Classical and Bristol University itself.

Other questions?
Email Really Classical's Artistic Director Jonathan Rees: