Chamber Music Auditions


We are looking for talented and dedicated young musicians with a passion for small ensemble playing.

Applying for the Chamber Music Programme


Please note that our Chamber Music programme will be returning in 2021


String quartet summer course


Preparing your audition


We ask all applicants to upload a short video showcasing their musical talent along with their application form. We stress that this is not a scary audition, just a short showcase of how good you are. We want to see your musicality and your personality shine through in your playing.


The week is aimed at bringing individual participants together, however, it is possible for existing ensembles (duos, trios, quartets, quintets etc.) to apply.


What to play:

  • One movement or part of a movement from a concerto/sonata/work written for your instrument (i.e. no transcriptions). This can be performed either with or without piano accompaniment.
  • The set chamber music excerpt for your instrument (download the PDF below).


Points we will consider when reviewing your video:

Intonation, the production of an even sound, instrumental technique, rhythmic capability, interpretation, expression and understanding


For ensembles: every member must complete the application form and solo audition video. We then ask for a video of a movement of a piece performed by the whole ensemble in lieu of the set chamber excerpt.

All videos should be accompanied by an email / letter from the candidate's teacher or school counsellor confirming that they approve of the candidate applying and that their video is a true and accurate record of the candidate's playing.




Set Excerpts



Strauss Wind Serenade, Figure B to C - Download score (PDF)

Strauss Wind Serenade, Figure B to C - Download score (PDF)
Strauss Wind Serenade, Figure A to B -
Download score (PDF)
Strauss Wind Serenade, Figure C bar 
7 to figure D bar 3 - Download score (PDF)
Strauss Wind Serenade, Figure C bar 
7 to figure D bar 6 - Download score (PDF)
Schubert String Quintet, F
igure F to H - Download score (PDF)

Dvorak American Quartet, Movement I: Figure 4 to figure 6 bar 4 -
Download score (PDF)
Dvorak American Quartet, Movement III: Bar 1 to figure 2 -
Download score (PDF)



Beethoven Op.1, No. 3, Movement I (marked passage) - Download score (PDF)


Please email us for excerpts for the following instruments:





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String quartet summer course

Clarinet lesson at Ingenium Academy international music summer course

Student string quartet performing at the Ingenium Academy

Things to note


Audition videos will be reviewed by our conductors and places will be awarded on merit / standard of playing.


We are looking for young people not only with a high standard of musicianship, but with a great sense of team spirit and a love of music making.

When recording your video, please note the following:


  • Videos should be no more than 10 minutes long and no less than 5 minutes
  • Videos should not be from a concert/public performance
  • There is no requirement to send in footage with piano accompaniment if the candidate wishes not to do so.
  • Videos should not be edited. Recordings should be a true reflection of the candidate's playing.

We accept applications on a rolling basis so recommend that you apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of being awarded a place.