Cello day 2016


Sunday 4th September 2016.  Dorchester, near Oxford.

2014-03-30 15.36.532014-03-30 15.52.07

A great chance to work with Nick Roberts – all details below. The day is aimed at amateur cello players of all ages, and teachers. Please get in touch if you, your students, or your son or daughter would like to attend. Suitable for all ages.

To confirm your place on the course, please download and complete this application form Cello workshop 2016 details and how to apply and return it with payment (cheque or online transfer).

Please tell us your approximate standard so that we can organise ensemble pieces more effectively.  We can email out parts in advance if you want (so you needn’t be anxious about sight-reading, and so you will get more out of any group playing).



The tutor is Nick Roberts.

NICK ROBERTS is the cellist of the Coull Quartet, which has been the Quartet-in-residence at the University of Warwick since 1977 and which has performed and broadcast throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East.  He studied with Joan Dickson and Amaryllis Fleming at the Royal College of Music and enjoyed a hugely varied career encompassing chamber music, chamber orchestras, contemporary music groups and recording for film and TV, before joining the Coull Quartet in 2000.  He has recorded for the Black Box label with both the Bernard Roberts Piano Trio and the Feinstein Ensemble and now records for SOMM with the Coull Quartet.

The day will hold some ensemble playing, a masterclass (for 3 or 4 volunteers), technical exercises and a detailed Q&A session where Nick hopes to be able to cover all sorts of topics including how to get the most from practice and as many more thorny issues as requested! The atmosphere will be relaxed and informal


Arrangements for the day:

The Hall will be open from 09.30 to 18.00
Refreshments from 09.30.
The workshop will start at 10.00, and end by about 16.00/16.30.
Lunch roughly 12.30 – 13.30


Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for the breaks during the day, and are included in the cost.
Please bring your own lunch. There are some nice cafes and hotels in Dorchester that are open on Sunday, in particular a small café called Lily’s.


This Village Hall in the beautiful village of Dorchester-on-Thames (see particularly Dorchester Abbey).  Website http://www.dorchester-on-thames.co.uk/.
Parking is quite easy in the roads near the Village Hall, in car parks, and on the main street. See map below.

Dorchester-on-Thames is a village on the River Thame in Oxfordshire, about 3 miles northwest of Wallingford and  8 miles southeast of Oxford.  The Hall is marked on the map below.
Dorchester Village Hall, 7 Queen Street, Dorchester OX10 7RA
NB this is the Dorchester in Oxfordshire, near Oxford, not the one in Dorset!