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New masterclass system for ChamberStudio

ChamberStudio is introducing a new masterclass system, replacing its mentorship scheme and ad hoc masterclasses with individual programmes designed specifically for each group that is accepted. Groups who apply to ChamberStudio will play at an initial session with Artistic Director Richard Ireland, with whom they will discuss their development needs and create a plan, based on […]

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Peter Cropper 1945–2015

We are devastated by the loss of Peter Cropper, who died of a heart attack on 29 May. He was unique, both as a player and as a teacher, and inspired many of today’s chamber musicians and music lovers. He was also a generous and loyal colleague, and a great supporter of ChamberStudio. The world […]

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Masterclass with Sir András Schiff – Sunday, 7 June

The renowned pianist András Schiff comes to Kings Place to coach the Busch Ensemble, Trio Isimsiz and Navarra Quartet in works by Beethoven and Schubert. More information here. Tickets are free to students or £9.50. Hear Schiff discussing Beethoven and boogie-woogie here: ‘We should not lose sight of this great concept of the very spiritual feeling of this […]

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Shmuel Ashkenasi Masterclass: Sunday 10 May

ChamberStudio welcomes back violinist and pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi to lead a Masterclass with three promising young professional ensembles, at Kings Place on Sunday 10 May 2015. 12.00-4.00pm, Hall One, Kings Place Entry is free to students or £9.50. Book tickets 12.00-1.10pm Marmen Quartet: Brahms String Quartet op 51 no 2 1.20pm-2.30pm Artesian Quartet: Beethoven String Quartet op 18 no […]

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Interview with Shmuel Ashkenasi

Violinist and Vermeer Quartet founder Shmuel Ashkenasi explains the importance of balance in quartet playing, and why compromise doesn’t always work in music   What are the most common problems you see with young string quartets? Some young quartets get together too early, neglecting to develop their instrumental skills. Others develop properly on the instrument […]

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Shmuel Ashkenasi

Born in 1941, Israeli violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi began his musical training in Tel-Aviv studying with legendary pedagogue Ilona Feher, the teacher of such violinists as Pinchas Zuckerman and Shlomo Mintz. He arrived in the United States while still young and studied with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ashkenasi captured […]

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Soundbites

What groups have said about their experience at ChamberStudio – – Gildas Quartet – Lipatti Piano Quartet – Ellis Ensemble – Florian Quartet – Busch Ensemble – Rautio Piano Trio – Albany Piano Trio – Heath Quartet – Benyounes Quartet – Lakeside Trio (now Linos Trio) – Lawson Trio – Solstice Quartet – Wu Quartet

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Levon Chilingirian

Levon Chilingirian

Levon Chilingirian was born in Cyprus into a musical Armenian family. In London he studied at the Royal College of Music where he is now a professor. His early influences in music were his uncle, violinist Manoug Parikian, his teacher Hugh Bean, musicologist Hans Keller, and the Amadeus Quartet. His long-standing partnership with Clifford Benson […]

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Richard Ireland (Artistic Director)

London-born into a family of string quartet players (his father Patrick was in the Allegri Quartet, and his brother Robin in the Lindsays), Richard is one of the UK’s leading chamber musicians and has been a regular performer at London’s Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Kings Place, and at all of the major chamber music […]

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Garfield Jackson

Garfield Jackson was born in London and studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music, where his teachers included Peter Schidlof and Stephen Shingles. He has been a member of the Endellion String Quartet since its inception in 1979. The ensemble is resident at Cambridge University and regular high-profile series in […]

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Ralph Kirshbaum

Ralph Kirshbaum

The distinguished career of Texas-born cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, which encompasses the worlds of solo performance, chamber music, recording and pedagogy, places him in the highest echelon of today’s cellists. He enjoys the affection and respect not only of audiences worldwide, but also of his many eminent colleagues and students. Ralph Kirshbaum has appeared with many […]

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Richard Lester

Chamber musician, solo cellist, orchestral principal and renowned teacher Richard Lester appears regularly at the world’s foremost concert venues and festivals. He studied in London at the Royal College of Music with Amaryllis Fleming and in Germany with Johannes Goritzki. He was a member of the award-winning Florestan Trio, a founder-member of the ensemble Domus, and […]

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Ensemble Magazine – www.ensemble-magazin.de

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Registered Charity

We are delighted to announce that ChamberStudio is now a registered charity. This means that we are now officially constituted, and can go full steam ahead with exciting plans for the future. ChamberStudio is indebted to the Richard Carne Trust, Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, Paul Morgan Trust, Coln Trust, Kings Place Music Foundation, and to […]

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Masterclass Calendar

If you are new to ChamberStudio and are interested in receiving information about the upcoming masterclasses, please email us at info@chamberstudio.org and we will add you to the mailing list.

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Showcase Concert

ChamberStudio puts on a Showcase concert in Hall 1 at Kings Place each year to provide a high-profile performing opportunity for selected groups from the masterclasses.  The last Showcase concert was on 24th June 2012.  Please click here to see details of the programme.  The previous concert was in May 2011, and this included the Cavaleri […]

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Magazine Articles

Click here to read what people have been reporting about ChamberStudio in the media

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Junior Groups

A new expanded Junior Masterclass Day was held on Sunday 3rd February 2013 with James Boyd and Richard Ireland teaching.  These special events are open to pre-formed school-age chamber groups.  Click here for further information.

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Junior Masterclass January 2011

Sevenoaks School visit to ChamberStudio On Sunday 23 January 2011, Nina del Ser, Tabea Haas-Heger and Marcus Mok traveled to London’s hottest new music venue, King’s Place, to take part in the ChamberStudio masterclass series. ChamberStudio offers coaching and support to aspiring up-and-coming chamber groups, and hosts some of the finest chamber musicians in the […]

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London Chamber Music Society Autumn newsletter

Immerse Yourself in Chamber Music on Sundays LCMS Sunday evening concerts are now preceded by chamber music masterclasses at ChamberStudio at Kings Place. Established by Richard Ireland in October 2010, ChamberStudio offers coaching and support to aspiring, up-and-coming post-college chamber groups who are no longer under the wing of an institution. The masterclasses are given […]

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Kings Place What’s On Magazine, Autumn 2011

A Chamber of Musical Secrets… Kings Place plays host to a unique chamber music coaching project, which welcomes eavesdroppers every Sunday afternoon. Helen Wallace listened in: Drop by the Limehouse or Wenlock Room (Level -2) on a Sunday afternoon and you’re in for a musical treat. There you will witness – free of charge – […]

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Anthony Marwood

Anthony Marwood combines his love of chamber music with regular appearances as soloist with orchestras around the world. Current and forthcoming engagements include concertos with the Boston Symphony, the St Louis Symphony, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the BBC Symphony, Collegium Musicum Winterthur, the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony.Conductors he has worked with include […]

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Krysia Osostowicz

Krysia is one of the leading violinists of her generation, known both as a soloist and a chamber musician.  She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, at Cambridge University and in Salzburg with Sandor Vegh.  She has given concerto and recital performances throughout Europe and made a series of award-winning recordings.  Krysia was a founder […]

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Ferenc Rados

Ferenc Rados was Professor of piano and chamber music at the Franz Liszt University of Music.  As a student, he graduated from the same institution and then pursued postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory with V.K. Mershanov. He is highly sought after for his insightful masterclasses at venues across Europe such as Prussia Cove, Weimar, […]

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Christoph Richter

Christoph Richter

After his studies with André Navarra and Pierre Fournier, Christoph Richter was principal cellist of the Northern Radio Symphony Orchestra in Germany, conducted by Günter Wand. An intense collaboration with Sandor Végh and prizes at international competitions such as Paris (Rostropovich) and Geneva led him to the decision to leave the orchestra. He became professor at […]

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Simon Rowland-Jones

Simon Rowland-Jones

Performer, editor, composer and teacher, Simon Rowland-Jones has always led a very busy, all-embracing musical life.  He was founder violist of the Chilingirian Quartet, in which he played for a total of ten years, and he has also performed with many other leading chamber groups, including the Nash Ensemble. As a soloist he made a […]

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Susan Tomes

One of Britain’s foremost pianists, Susan Tomes grew up in Edinburgh and was the first woman to study music at King’s College, Cambridge. She is in demand as a recitalist and concerto soloist, and has recorded over fifty CDs, winning many international recording awards. She is particularly renowned for her achievements in chamber music. For […]

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David Waterman

David Waterman was born into a musical family in Leeds. He studied Philosophy for six years at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a Research Scholarship and MA and PhD degrees, and was a tutor to final-year Philosophy undergraduates. At the same time he studied cello privately with Martin Lovett, William Pleeth and Jane […]

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