undefinedMaggini String Quartet

The internationally renowned Maggini Quartet will inspire and encourage each group to immerse themselves further in string quartet repertoire of their choice. Their friendly and knowledgeable coaching will offer guidance in musical and technical matters during the course. 


Resident: £330 Non-Resident: £242 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 22/214

Booking for Members opens at 11am on Monday 23 August 2021.

Non-Member and online booking opens at 11am on Monday 20 September 2021.

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here.

What is the course about?

The Maggini Quartet, one of the leading ensembles working in the education field, return for another course for up to ten pre-formed string quartets. Participants will benefit from the Maggini’s superb teaching and can choose the repertoire they wish to be coached on. The course fee includes the public concert on the Friday evening. Please note that any quartets wishing to arrange a pre-course playing room between 2.30pm-6.30pm on the first day must contact us prior to the course to avoid disappointment. For those who apply as individual applicants, we will do our best to match you up with a suitable group if space allows.

Tutor website: www.maggini.net

What will we cover?

All aspects of quartet playing: musical, technical and interactional may be covered as appropriate 

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will have...

Insights into the repertoire being studied with additional skills which may be applied to other music.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Confident, Skilful

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

The course is taught in one hour coaching sessions of each pre-formed string quartet. Groups are encouraged to bring repertoire which is prepared before the course, but this is not essential. 

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

No, participants should bring their own parts and full score.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Nothing special: only your own instrument, music, your own stand if preferred...and a spirit of enquiry! 

What previous participants said about this course…

“All the tutors were very encouraging and each gave us different and very useful insights.”

“There were several bits of technical advice about bowing (placement, speed, dynamics created with bow speed etc) but these were interspersed with interesting musicological insights and anecdotes from the players’ own experiences, so nothing came over as too heavy or critical.”

“The Maggini were, as always, inspirational…They are always so friendly and provide insights into the work which would otherwise escape us.”