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SCO String Academy Spring 2021

The String Academy is directed by SCO Sub-Principal Second Violin Gordon Bragg and offers coaching to violin, viola, cello and double bass players who have reached at least Grade 6 standard.

Over three Sunday afternoons you will explore what it is like to perform classical repertoire in chamber orchestra settings, and develop your audition skills.

Before the first session we will email you the parts and preparation materials including a recent film of SCO performing the course repertoire - Mozart Symphony No.36 ‘Linz’ and Joseph Boulogne Overture to L'Amant Anonime. We will explore this repertoire in Week 1. At an audition preparation session on week 2, you will work on chosen orchestral excerpts with an opportunity to get individual feedback and guidance from SCO tutor. The course culminates on week 3 - a play through session to the film of SCO performing the repertoire, and a Q and A session to which parents and friends are invited.

Schedule

Preparation from 21 February - practice parts and video content provided
Week 1 Sunday 7 March | 2pm – 3.15pm
Week 2 Sunday 14 March | 2pm – 3.15pm
Week 3 Sunday 21 March | 2pm – 3.15pm

Repertoire

SAINT-GEORGES, JOSEPH BOULOGNE Overture to L'Amant Anonime
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No.36 in C major, K.425 ‘Linz’ (1st movement)

Tutors

GORDON BRAGG violin
RACHEL SMITH violin
FELIX TANNER viola
SU-A LEE cello
NIKITA NAUMOV double bass

Worth every minute

String Academy Participant, 2019

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There are no auditions and participation is free.

Application Deadline is extended to Thursday 4 March (midnight).

If the instrument section you are applying for is already full, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Want to know more?

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For all enquiries, please contact SCO Creative Learning at connect@sco.org.uk

Kindly supported by

The Penpont Charitable Trust, The Marigold Whittome Memorial Trust, The William Syson Foundation and St Mary’s Music School Development Fund

Our Creative Learning Partner

This project was made possible by the generous support of Baillie Gifford. Their sponsorship is enabling us to reach thousands of people in communities across Scotland.