Viola Day 2016


Here is a link to the British Viola Society report on the Viola Day

SUNDAY 9 October 2016
Dorchester, near Oxford
A great chance to work with Martin Outram of the Maggini Quartet.

The day is aimed at amateur players of all ages, and teachers. To confirm your place on the course, please download and complete this application form viola-workshop-2016-details-and-how-to-apply and return it with payment (cheque or online transfer).


The tutor is Martin Outram (see below)

During this informal and friendly workshop, there will be opportunities to play viola ensemble repertoire and a masterclass in which participants will be encouraged to perform works of their choice and be tutored by Martin. There will also be a questions and answers technique ‘clinic’ and a short recital by Martin if time permits. Viola literature and study material will be on hand for perusal. This is a chance to be immersed in all things viola in a beautiful venue – do come along!

Martin Outram studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. He is a member of the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet and also appears regularly as a soloist. He has recorded over forty discs with the quartet and other chamber music ensembles and has been the recipient of the Gramaphone Award, the Diapason d’Or, a Cannes Classical Award, three Grammy nominations and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for chamber music. His solo discs have been widely acclaimed, including five star reviews in the BBC Music Magazine, Gramaphone and Strad magazines. Several works have been written for him, including concertos by Adam Gorb and David Gow. He has appeared as a concerto soloist at the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall and performed on tour in South America as a soloist with the Britten Sinfonia. His recital partner is Julian Rolton, with whom he has given recitals at international viola competitions and congresses. He has given masterclasses in China, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Poland and the USA and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Fellow of Brunel and Canterbury Christ Church Universities. He plays on a very fine viola by Henricus Catenar, made in Turin in 1680.


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
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!