Easter Chamber Music Course 2019

Sunday 31st March – Wednesday 3rd April


Kinnordy House, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 5ER

All coaching, rehearsal and private practise will take place at Kinnordy. Accommodation will be in shared rooms in the house. The nearest train station is Dundee and the nearest airports are Edinburgh and Aberdeen.



Robin Michael, cello

Ben Hancox, violin

Cian O’Duill, viola



Daily coaching from the three tutors plus private rehearsal and practice time.

Working in groups that combine ensembles and tutors on separate repertoire.

Two concerts performed at Kinnordy House. These will feature ensembles playing both their own

repertoire and in combined groups with the tutors.



The fee for the Residency is £375 per musician. We are seeking to provide bursaries (granted on an individual basis), but cannot guarantee that these will cover the entire cost.

Participants will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Kinnordy House or, if coming by train to Dundee station.

There are no performance fees for any of the artists at the Easter Course.


Application Process

We welcome applications from chamber ensembles (any combination of strings/piano). A maximum of three groups will be accepted. At least one member of a duo or trio, or two members of a quartet should be in full time education or have recently graduated (Summer 2017 or 2018). Please nominate one of your ensemble as your main contact then write to us with the following:

  • A covering letter, telling us why you’d like the opportunity to participate in the Easter Course
  • A full biography of your ensemble
  • Biography of each ensemble member and their musical education.
  • Two references from musicians of standing who have heard your ensemble perform
  • Any further materials at your discretion; CDs, reviews, publicity, etc.

Applications should be emailed to jennykmcneely@gmail.com

Latest News

12 December 2018

2019 Festival dates

The 2019 Kinnordy Chamber Music Festival will take place 5th - 7th April with all concerts taking place at Kinnordy House. Please see our Festival page for details on the musicians attending the 2019 festival.
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When Mary Gifford asked us to help her fill her wonderful home with music, Robin and I jumped at the chance. Kinnordy has the perfect music room and inspiring ambience for the kind of music that we play. It’s a special retreat for the musicians, as well as an ideal concert venue.

– Artistic Co-Director, Daniel Tong