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Week One  28 July to 4 August

BASBWE Wind Conducting Course

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers 1

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Voices in Harmony

Wind Ensemble

Week Two  4 to 11 August

A Journey Through Jazz

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Course

Lighter Side Choral Course

Masterclass for Singers 2

Piano Course

Symphony Orchestra

The George Hurst Orchestral Conducting Course

Weeks 1 & 2  extra curricular activities

Choral Workshops 1 and 2

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

Accommodation and Fees

Oliver Nelson was born in Glasgow and began  learning the violin at the age of six. He gained scholarships to both Canford School and the Royal Academy of Music. During his time at the Academy he studied the violin with Xue-Wei and conducting with Denise Ham and Colin Metters, graduating with distinction in the Fellowship diploma and a further distinction in his MMus degree.

His achievements included winning the Academy Concerto Competition, appearing as leader and soloist with the Academy String Orchestra and the building of his concerto  repertoire with numerous orchestras throughout the British Isles.

upcoming film The Song of Names in which he collaborated with Howard Shore, Oscar-winning composer for The Lord of the Rings and appeared as body-double and violin coach for Clive Owen and Jonah-Hauer-King. Oliver also leads a busy life teaching at the Royal School and Hindhead Music Centre in Surrey and is regularly involved in adjudicating, string coaching and lecturing for the London based Masterclass series.

Oliver has since been in great demand as a recitalist performing with some of this countries finest pianists including, Andrew Ball, Julian Jacobson, Bela Hartman, Nigel Hutchison, Roy Stratford and Vasileios Rakitzis with recent performances ranging from St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields to Chichester Cathedral. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the UK and abroad including Australia and Oman. Oliver’s playing features in Francois Girard’s