Fri, 30 Jul | Zoom

VaCO's Violin Masterclass with Charlotte Scott & David Routledge (Postponed)

We're delighted to welcome Charlotte Scott & David Routledge to kick off our summer series of online masterclasses. This two day event is designed for students under the age of 25 and Grade 7+ standard. Observers of any standard are welcome.
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VaCO's Violin Masterclass with Charlotte Scott & David Routledge (Postponed)

Time & Location

30 Jul, 10:00 BST – 31 Jul, 17:00 BST

About The Event

Cost: £100 Participants (limited to six places) & £25 Observers

Each participant will be able to access:-

  • 40 minute dedicated slot to give them the opportunity to work with both Charlotte (Friday 30th) & David (Saturday 31st) on a one to one basis on repertoire or orchestral excerpts of their choosing
  • Access and opportunity to contribute to Charlotte's talks on Friday around "The basics of performance practice and centring" and “The story behind Music.” On the saturday David will lead a ‘Discussion about Orchestral Excerpts & Audition Technique’ alongside some prepared sight reading.

We hope you can join us for what will be an inspiring couple of days with Charlotte & David!

Charlotte Scott

Charlotte has enjoyed a varied career as a chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster.

She grew up in England where she studied with Mateja Marinković at Wells Cathedral School and then later at the Royal Academy of Music where she won the Franstein Violin Prize.  Charlotte went on to study in Boston at the New England Conservatory with Eric Rosenblith and Donald Weilerstein. Charlotte was awarded a scholarship to attend IMS Prussia Cove for three years where she performed in concerts and masterclasses with Ida Haendl, Ferenc Rados and Valeria Szervánszky.Other masterclasses include Mauricio Fuks, Thomas Brandis, Sylvia Rosenberg, Zvi Zeitlin, Tibor Varga, Alexander Pavlovic.

Charlotte was the 1st violinist of the Piatti Quartet from 2006-2013, where they won numerous prizes and in 2012 were nominated for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Award. The quartet studied  Gunter Pichler  for two years at the Escuala de Musica Reina Sofia.  She also enjoyed an international concert schedule with the Piatti Quartet; venues included Wigmore Hall (live BBC Radio 3), Purcell Room, Madrid’s National Auditorium of Music and the Vienna Konzerthaus. Their discography includes recordings for LINN Records, Classical Label and Champs Hill.  From 2013-2017 she was the 1st violinist of the Badke Quartet performing in venues including Wigmore hall, Concertgebouw and Esterhazy Palace. Charlotte also recorded numerous discs with the Badke Quartet. Charlotte is also a guest leader for the European Chamber Players and has been a guest at various international summer music festivals.

As a soloist she has performed with some of the leading UK orchestras and with her duo partner James Baillieu, she has performed in venues such as the Wigmore hall, Purcell Room Fairfield Hall and in various festivals throughout the UK.  Charlotte has also collaborated with the Sacconi Quartet and Acoustic Triangle in the innovative ‘Three Dimensions’ UK concert tour.

Charlotte is a regular guest Concertmaster for various orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal National Scottish Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic where she has taken part in numerous live broadcasts and concerts at the BBC Proms. Charlotte has been Assistant Concertmaster at Oxford Philharmonic since 2015.

Charlotte holds a range of awards and prizes including the Croydon Concerto Competition- First Prize, Rosalie Inskip Award, Jerwood Foundation Award, MBF  Award, Martin Musical Scholarship, Making Music Award.

David Routledge

Dave grew up in East Yorkshire before moving on to Manchester to study at the Royal Northern College of Music with Lydia Mordkovitch.

Based near Manchester, Dave had a successful and varied freelance career working with orchestras and ensembles across the UK. As a principal member of Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, and Psappha Contemporary Music Ensemble he appeared regularly as director, leader and soloist and made many broadcasts in radio and commercial recordings.

In 2015 Dave took the position of principal first violin with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and moved to Scotland where he lives in beautiful Loch Lomond. The hugely varied repertoire of the orchestra from baroque to music written yesterday keeps him on his toes.

Dave has been a regular coach with VaCO since its inception and has also enjoyed appearing as soloist on a number of occasions.

Away from the violin he enjoys looking after his bees, playing table tennis, brewing beer and following the mixed fortunes of Newcastle United.

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