Programme in detail

Monday 15 October 2012 - Sunday 21 October 2012

Aldeburgh Strings - Britten Weekend

Markus Däunert (director/leader)

Britten, Vaughan Williams and Shostakovich.

After its sensational debut at the 2010 Britten Weekend, Aldeburgh’s unique string ensemble reconvenes with a stellar group of international tutors in the dual role of teachers and performers.

Markus Däunert is the former co-leader of Mahler Chamber Orchestra and founding Member of MCO. He is also a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, guest-leader of Gewandhaus orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

This is an unrivalled opportunity for outstanding recent BPP string players to work intensively alongside some of Europe’s leading orchestral principals on some of the most challenging and inspiring music in the repertoire.

No course fees. Flights, accommodation and food costs covered for all participants

Concert 20-21 October in Snape Maltings Concert Hall


Britten–Pears Programme

What our past alumni say:

‘I have never been anywhere else where I have learnt so much in so short a time and have come away refreshed and itching to make music.’

‘The BPP is a great opportunity to work with top musicians in a friendly and supportive environment. ... The genuine love of music embedded in everyone here is truly inspirational and reminds us why we want to be musicians.’

‘Britten–Pears is a very positive experience. From the stunning location to the excellent tuition it is an opportunity young musicians should not miss out on.’

‘The Programme is a great symposium where composers, performers and tutors can work closely together in an inspirational environment.’