Students Work with Manchester Camerata

Sixteen students from the School of Strings spent the day working with Manchester Camerata earlier this month as part of the College’s Platform scheme.

Held at Hallé St Peter’s, the morning session saw the students learn from each of Camerata’s string Principals and Musical Director Gábor Takács-Nagy, while the afternoon brought the involvement of the entire orchestra, giving each student the chance to work alongside a professional player.

Feedback from the day was extremely positive. As one student expressed: ‘There is so much to be said for these side-by-side schemes where orchestral discipline and musical artistry is conveyed through active participation rather than words.’

The Platform is the RNCM’s international centre for ensemble and vocal training, providing over 400 opportunities each year for students to participate in auditions, education projects and public performances in the UK and Mainland Europe. More information about the scheme is available here.

21 October 2014