What we're about

This is a meetup for amateur musicians looking to play classical chamber music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

To-date we have run regular ‘rehearsing’ sessions - generally in west London with 1-3 groups playing depending on numbers. We discuss online in advance what we might play, but we might also play a piece that someone brings along on the afternoon, so although we have a range of levels in the group, a good level of sight-reading skills are pretty important.

The Meetup is also very much a forum for meeting other musicians, so please do post a message on here or in our Facebook group (where discussions are a bit easier!) to suggest your own meetup or form your own group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2180885818652244/ .

P.S. We're running a survey at the moment to gather feedback and ideas on our Meetup to help you get more out of our sessions.

We'd love to know what you think, whether you’ve been with us for a while or are completely new. New ideas we’re considering include accommodating less experienced players better, running performance sessions, and running regular social events. https://goo.gl/forms/rU8SkRWM3g4AHq4k2

Upcoming events (4)

Alfred Brendel Masterclass

King's Place

Join us for what should be a fascinating morning watching Alfred Brendel coaching two string quartets. https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/classical/alfred-brendel-masterclass-for-chamberstudio/ Tickets are around £12.50, but Felicity is hoping to get together a group of more than 6 of us to get a group discount. Comment below or send her a message to let her know if you'd like to be included in that (also has the advantage that we can sit together then too).

Come along and play at Hedley's house

Secret location provided on RSVP

Details of the venue will be supplied on RSVP. If you're new to the group, the general idea is that we try to get some idea of what we can play before we get together. To give new members a general idea of level, we tend to play standard chamber music repertoire, often sight-reading music that members bring along (we don't often get the chance to work out what we'll play in advance, so prior practise isn't usually feasible!). Recent things we've had a go at (with varying degrees of success!): Brahms: Piano Quintet, and 1st Piano Quartet Beethoven: 1st Piano Trio Schubert: Death and the Maiden Quartet. N.B. if you're a pianist, being able to sight-read reasonably well is a must! For regular players: we're going to be hosted at Hedley's house this time. He has a Steinway grand, three playing spaces, and a music library, so it should be a good afternoon!

Come along and play At St George's

St George's Church

If you're new to the group, the general idea is that we try to get some idea of what we can play before we get together. To give new members a general idea of level, we tend to play standard chamber music repertoire, often sight-reading music that members bring along (we don't often get the chance to work out what we'll play in advance, so prior practise isn't usually feasible!). Recent things we've had a go at (with varying degrees of success!): Brahms: Piano Quintet, and 1st Piano Quartet Beethoven: 1st Piano Trio Schubert: Death and the Maiden Quartet. N.B. if you're a pianist, being able to sight-read reasonably well is a must!

Chamber music session (violist and cellist needed)
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

N.B. This was added by a group member, so it's a side-thing to our normal meetings, but if anybody's interested, feel free to RSVP and I guess you can then contact Edd about it (or one of the group admins, if he's not contactable, depending on how he's set up in Meetup). My Dad and I are looking for some high-level musicians to play with. I'm a pianist and my Dad is a violinist, and we're looking for a violist and a cellist to play piano quartets. Ideally this would be a regular meet up! We can host it at our place (South London)

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Come along and play at Hedley's house

Secret location provided on RSVP

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