• Monday 18 June 2012 - Sunday 24 June 2012

    Dawn Upshaw Festival Masterclass: Americans in Paris

    An artist with extraordinary natural warmth and courage, Dawn Upshaw is fiercely committed to the transforming communicative power of music.


  • Monday 11 June 2012 - Sunday 17 June 2012

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard and The Arditti Quartet

    Opportunity for composers

    Lachenmann plus Masterclasses for solo pianists, solo string players and quartets.


  • Friday 8 June 2012 - Thursday 14 June 2012

    Menahem Pressler

    The legendary pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio offers an intensive series of coaching sessions and masterclasses to established duos, piano trios and piano quartets as part of the Festival residency he is undertaking.


Britten–Pears Programme

Take a look at the 2014 Britten–Pears Young Artist programme brochure.

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.’