South West Camerata

Biography

SOUTH WEST CAMARATA

South West Camerata is an ensemble of young string players drawn together from across Devon in South West England, run by Dartington Plus and directed by Fiona McLean.

  • The overwhelming success of the first Junior Chamber Music course at the Dartington International Summer School 2005 resulted in the formation of the South West Camerata, as during the project, the immediate need for a high quality, unconducted youth chamber orchestra was identified.
  • Drawn together from across Devon in South West England, run by Dartington Plus and directed by Fiona McLean, the official launch of the South West Camerata was on 21st January 2006 with an evening concert at the University of Plymouth.
  • The ensemble consists of string players only, and a minimum level of Grade 7, or equivalency in repertoire, is required in order for students to be considered for membership.
  • The creation of South West Camerata has infinite possibilities for building pathways, leading to a lifetime of musical enjoyment, both in a professional life and for leisure.

Did you know?
All students in the South West Camerata are encouraged to feel an integral part of the development of South West Camerata, taking responsibility for their ensemble, setting up concerts, presentations, and having a strong say in the direction of the group.


News

SOUTH WEST CAMARATA 5 Tune In - Year of Music

Tune In - Year of Music was officially launched with a unique performance of Summer from Vivaldi’s, Four Seasons.