Quartet in Residence

Application for the 2019 Quartet in Residence

We are looking for our resident string quartet – an ensemble who would like the opportunity to join a group of inspiring artists, perform alongside them, receive coaching, and experience one of the UK’s leading chamber events. All accommodation, board and tuition fees are covered.

The festival welcomes artists of international standing. In 2019 this will include festival directors Daniel Tong and Simon Crawford-Phillips, Malin Broman, Robin Michael, Matthew Truscott, Kate Gould, Ben Hancox, Alice Neary, Tom Dunn and Richard Lester.

Festival dates: Saturday 16th February – Sunday 24th February 2019

Closing date for applications: 1st December 2018

The successful quartet will:

Perform a work from their repertoire at the 2019 festival. This will be at the quartet’s discretion unless the work is already programmed.

Perform a work with one or more festival artists, rehearsed at the festival.

Receive daily coaching from a range of festival artists.

Be in residence at Treowen Manor, Monmouthshire. Rehearse, dine and socialise with the festival musicians.

Attend all festival concerts.

Be given free accommodation and meals for the duration of the festival.

You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements to Treowen Manor and all travel costs. There are no fees for performances for any of the artists at the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival.

Application procedure:

In order to be eligible, two or more members of the quartet should be in full time education or have recently graduated (Summer 2017 or 2018).

Please send an application by email to info@wyevalleyfestival.com which should include:

1. A contact address, phone number and email for your quartet.

2. Details of each member’s musical education.

3. A biography for your quartet with details of performances and prizes as applicable.

4. Two references from musicians of standing who have heard your quartet in performance.

5. A covering letter, telling us why you’d like the opportunity to come to the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival.

The closing date for application is 1st December 2018.
 Quartets will be notified within two weeks of the closing date by email to let them know whether they will be asked for audition.

Auditions will be organised as necessary.

If any further information is required please email the festival manager, Jenny McNeely at info@wyevalleyfestival.com