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Booking is now open!

The course fee is £460 (or £415 if booked before 31 March 2018).  This includes:

● Welcome reception

● Five mornings of coaching in small groups

● Individual advice and tuition

● Larger chamber sessions (afternoons)

● Masterclasses/Specialist instrumental clinics 

● The opportunity to play a movement as a member of  the Edinburgh Quartet ('the Apprentice' - instituted in 2009)

● Complementary tickets for the Edinburgh Quartet's two public concerts

● The opportunity to play at the closing concert

● Lunches, teas, coffees, home baking from Sunday to Friday ( except for Wednesday )

● The assistance of the Variations Manager who will be on hand during the week.


We require a deposit of £100 at the time of booking, with the balance payable by Saturday 2nd June 2018, which is the closing date for bookings. 

Please note that Variations reserves the right to cancel your booking unless full payment is made by this date and that all deposit and balance payments are non-refundable, except in the unlikely case of cancellation of the event where full refunds will be made.  Participants are encouraged to take out insurance in case of having to cancel their place.


Email Jonathan Smithers, Variations Manager, on info@variationsscotland.co.uk  to discuss or find out more.

When you are ready to book, simply download the booking form from the link on the left and send it with your payment to:

Variations Scotland.

℅ Highgare, Back Road, Clynder, Helensburgh, G84 0QF


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