Catherine Manson
Catherine Manson is the first violinist of the London Haydn Quartet and leader of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. In between running MusicWorks and a busy international concert schedule, she regularly gives masterclasses and directs educational projects at music colleges and universities in the UK and USA.
James Boyd
James Boyd is the viola player of the London Haydn Quartet with whom he has appeared at some of the world's great concert halls and festivals. Well known as a soloist and chamber musician, James also teaches chamber music at Cambridge University and is frequently invited to give masterclasses in the USA, Canada and in the UK.
Robert Max
Robert Max has played in the Barbican Piano Trio for 20 years. He teaches at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music in London and is principal cellist of the London Chamber Orchestra
Alasdair Beatson
Renowned pianist and chamber musician.
You did it again! F came back once more transformed, energized, happy, more knowledgeable on the world of chamber music and having progressed in her playing. My wife and I cannot thank you enough for all you and the rest of the staff gave our daughter that week. I was particularly impressed by the level of the course, this year, and by all the gorgeously performed works I heard.
F’s father
It was such a lovely concert and we really enjoyed to listen these wonderful music. It was great way of ending the summer. A had really great time to play with such great musicians. She is already looking forward to see you all in August 2013! She wants to apply for next August course so please put her name in your list please.
Parent of A
It was my privilege to be present at the August concert (and also that of my daughter C who was totally bowled over, exhausted, excited, roller-coasted and musically intensified by the whole concert and week’s experience, and, as Catherine says, more so than ever before). Superlatives confound me other than to say that it was a day that we as a family shall never forget. To say simply ‘well done’ to all the staff and performers seems, of course, totally inadequate, but say it I will in the manner of true British understatement…I think C was taken right out of herself over the week…she has spent most of her waking hours since Monday listening to Schoenberg, Schubert and Zemlinsky 4tets…
Parent of C
E returned enthused beyond words (“I felt like my musical mind doubled in size” was how she put it)…
Parent of E
Working in the assumption that you are okay with me coming to a course next year, can I ask for a place on the second course? I am already looking forward to it! And can I just say that the week this summer was the best week of my life so far!! I would do anything to live it again, thank you so much!
A Student
Congratulations for the great success of the course!! All of my pupils told me they entirely enjoyed the course and learnt so much this summer!! They want to come back again and again.
Teacher of several MusicWorks students
The scholarship enabling me to play the piano at Musicworks is the most inspiring musical experience I have ever had. It introduced me to a level of playing together which is intensely devoted and this has opened my eyes to the possibility of playing with other people in which you become deeply in tune with others and the spirit of the music. There was brilliant teaching. I just want to do more of it. Thank you.
First recipient, Jacob Barnes Scholarship
Thank you for an excellent course, which D really enjoyed. She loved the teachers, students and environment; it was supportive, collaborative and fun. The performances on Sunday were wonderful- it was an impressive array of composers and talent.

Could you please keep a place on next year’s course for D?

Parent of D

 

Catherine Manson
Catherine Manson is the first violinist of the London Haydn Quartet and leader of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. In between running MusicWorks and a busy international concert schedule, she regularly gives masterclasses and directs educational projects at music colleges and universities in the UK and USA.