Viola Day

Sunday 6th October 2019

10.00am – 4.00pm

Hosted by Wells Cathedral School

Open to all players under 18 of all musical abilities

Admission £40

Join us for an inspirational day

During our Viola Day, you will:

  • take part in workshops and ensembles
  • enjoy masterclasses led by specialist viola tutor Alex Thorndike
  • meet instrument maker Tony Padday
  • play in Cedars Hall, our state-of-the-art performance venue

About Alex Thorndike

Alex currently divides his time between performing as Assistant Principal Viola of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and teaching, both at Wells Cathedral School and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He previously played for the Halle Orchestra before moving to his present position. Alex has a long proven record of teaching success and aims to get the best out of all his pupils.

Join Us

Admission £40

Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch

For information on where to find us, please click here for our map.

For more information about the day, please contact Dominique Swain on 01749 834487 or [email protected]

Registration Form

Course Details

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Classical Guitar DayViola DayFrench Horn DayTrumpet DaySingle Reed Day

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Please note that we will email you confirmation of your booking with this link that you'll need to follow in order to make payment. Your booking won't be finalised until payment has been made. You will need to set up an account the first time you book a course. If you would like any help with the application or payment process, please contact Dominique Swain on 01749 834487.

Virtual Open Day

Ages 2-18

Saturday 3rd October
from 10.30am – 1.00pm
Click here to register