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7 September 2018
We're really excited to announce that next summer's programmes are now open for applications! Apply today and save £200 with our Earlybird offer.
11 August 2018
The last few days of our 2018 course came all too soon, but our Festival Showcase was a wonderful way to conclude our four weeks in Winchester. It's time to look back on all the excitement and music making over the weekend...
9 August 2018
After our busy Wednesday, Thursday was a calmer day of focused rehearsals and music making, ending with some truly high-quality performances in the evening's Performance Platform.
8 August 2018
Wednesday we were once again back in the busy city of London, this time to visit Covent Garden and the British Museum, and to enjoy a spectacular production of Dream Girls at the Savoy Theatre in London's famous West End.
7 August 2018
Tuesday this week was a day of focused music making, followed by an evening of fun and laughter in the form of our annual Ingenium Talent Show.
6 August 2018
The third and final week of Ingenium 2018 has officially begun. This week we are working towards our festival showcase on Saturday to celebrate the end of Ingenium 2018.
5 August 2018
What an amazing weekend we had here at the Ingenium Academy! Our concert in London at St James’s Piccadilly was an immense success with wonderful performances and a packed audience. We have so many things to share with you so tune in if you want to find out what we’ve been up to at the end of Week 2 of Ingenium 2018.
3 August 2018
Thursday had all the ingredients for the ultimate Ingenium Day. We had a full, diverse day of music making, with everything from big band jazz and vocal improvisation to Alexander Technique, piano masterclasses and more!
2 August 2018
Yesterday we had inspiring music making sessions in the morning, an afternoon at the sunny beach in Bournemouth and a super fun and energetic Ceilidh, to finish off the evening in true Ingenium style.
1 August 2018
We are full steam ahead at Week 2 of Ingenium 2018. Rehearsals and sessions are under way and we are enjoying getting to know and make music with all of the talented students that have joined us this week.
31 July 2018
Two weeks gone, another two to go - Week 2 of Ingenium 2018 has begun! We are looking forward to all the memorable moments this week is going to bring, and will keep you updated daily with all our adventures.
30 July 2018
The end of another week at Ingenium 2018 and we've had an amazing weekend filled with memorable moments that we can't wait to share with you.
28 July 2018
What a spectacular way to end day 5 of Week 1 of Ingenium 2018. It’s been a fantastic day filled with excitement, anticipation and success as well as even a few drops of some much needed rain.
27 July 2018
Thursday is performance platform! Day 4 of Ingenium Week 1, 2018 brought some fascinating performances from our students and some electrifying violin lessons and jazz sessions.
26 July 2018
Wednesday is trip day at Ingenium and this week’s destination was our home, the historical city of Winchester. It was a great day filled with lots of sun, sightseeing and swing dancing.
25 July 2018
Ingenium beats the heatwave! It seems we are enjoying a proper summer here in Winchester which is wonderful but also exhausting at times. Despite the high temperature, our students have had another amazing day of music making and we have a lot to share with you.
24 July 2018
It’s time for Week 1 of Ingenium 2018! We have Orchestral, Vocal and Saxophone courses that have started this week. We have welcomed new students from all over the world and we are very excited to meet everyone and make music together.
23 July 2018
We've had a very busy and exciting couple of days here at the Ingenium Academy, filled with performances, historical trips and new arrivals! Tune in to find out what we’ve been up to this weekend.
21 July 2018
It’s day 5 of Ingenium Academy 2018 and we are busy preparing for our performances in Oxford at the end of the week. The students have been working so hard and we are so very excited to be able to showcase some of what they have been working on during the concert at the prestigious Holywell Music Room.
20 July 2018
Thursday is one of the highlights of the Ingenium Week with our evening performance platform. It’s always a pleasure to hear stunning performances from students across all our courses and hear what they’ve been working on over the past few days.
19 July 2018
Wednesday was probably the most exciting day we’ve had so far. We were incredibly happy to welcome the composer Errolyn Wallen to Winchester and we also got the chance to explore the Hampshire countryside!
18 July 2018
It’s day 2 of Ingenium 2018 and it seems like the sunny weather is here to stay. Today we welcomed a few more inspirational tutors on the music staff team, who were really keen to meet and work with our talented young musicians.
17 July 2018
And so it begins, we’ve pressed the play button on the Ingenium Academy 2018 adventure. It’s only been a day and we already have so many amazing things to share.
16 July 2018
Welcome to the Ingenium Academy 2018! The day is finally here and we are so excited for the start of the course.
29 June 2018
Ingenium is just two weeks away and we couldn't be more excited - here's just a few highlights of the jam-packed summer of music making ahead..
18th May 2018
We're really excited by how many countries are already represented among our students this summer. Could yours be next on the map?
23rd March 2018
Want to know what it's really like at the Ingenium Academy? Read this collection of messages written by our students from last year.
2nd March 2018
Simon Callaghan is Head of Piano at the Ingenium Academy. As well as being a fantastic teacher, Simon's career includes an impressive list of concerts, recordings and lots more besides. We asked him what his life as a freelance pianist is really like...
15th February 2018
Further study at a university or conservatoire is an important stepping-stone in the life of many professional musicians – but a career as a performer is not the only path open to music graduates. Musicians are everywhere!
3rd February 2018
Writing music can be exciting and rewarding - but how has the role of the composer evolved since the age of Mozart?
19 January 2018
When we talk about chamber music, most of us imagine a Haydn string quartet or a Schubert piano trio - but where did the first chamber music come from, and how has it changed to become what we know today?
27 December 2017
Ingenium Mapped: we took a look at where our students come from and are proud that we are truly international with 80 plus countries represented...
15 December 2017
We're feeling nostalgic, so we took a look back on the year and listened to all the music we performed at the Ingenium Academy in summer 2017...
1 December 2017
Applications for 3 or 4 weeks received before midnight on 31 December 2017 will be eligible for the Earlybird Discount of £200 off fees.
21 November 2017
Ingenium is growing, and in summer 2018 we're looking for talented and dedicated young musicians to join our brand new Chamber Music and Composition programmes!
15 September 2017
We're really excited to announce that next summer's programme is now open to applications! Apply today and save £200 with our Earlybird offer.
19 August 2017
What an incredible three weeks! We can't believe it's gone by so fast. It's time to look back on all the excitement and music making in our final week...
8 August 2017
After a week's preparation and excitement, the day of our London concert had finally arrived...
7 August 2017
What a week it's been! Recitals, concerts, workshops, rehearsals, activities, trips, and more... Let's get up to speed on Ingenium 2017: Week 2.
1 August 2017
One week down, another two musical and fun-filled weeks to go. Find out what we got up to over the weekend - and how we're already very busy at the start of our second week!
29 July 2017
What a week! We've had the busiest first few days of the Ingenium Academy ever, full of a huge variety of music-making of the highest quality and loads of fun. Time for another update...
25 July 2017
Welcome to the Ingenium Academy 2017! We're so excited to finally welcome you all for the start of this year's course. After arrivals on Sunday and a fun and music-filled first two days, it's time for an update on everything we've been getting up to...
29 June 2017
Eugenie attended the Ingenium Academy in 2012 as a student. Now in her final year studying at Birmingham Conservatoire, she will be spending the summer as part of our Pastoral Staff for the Ingenium Academy 2017.
9 June 2017
Read this collection of testimonials from our students, and see what they thought about the Ingenium Academy 2016...
2 June 2017
What's it really like to spend your summer at the Ingenium Academy? Today's article is from Christian, a pianist from New York who attended our piano programme last year.
24 May 2017
Read this collection of testimonials from our parents, and see what they thought about the Ingenium Academy 2016...
19 May 2017
What's it really like to spend your summer at the Ingenium Academy? We asked Jonja, who attended our Conducting Programme last year, what he learned from his experience - and why he's coming back this summer.
12 May 2017
We're really excited by how many countries are already represented among our students this summer. Could yours be next on the map?
30 March 2017
Spring is finally here, and not a day too soon! We're celebrating with a new playlist of spring-themed music, including some lesser-known classical masterpieces - and one or two fun extras...
17 March 2017
Watch our new video and find out what you can expect from our Saxophone Programme this summer...
10 March 2017
A residential summer course is a great place to develop your skills as a musician, and to grow and develop as a person. Here are 5 ways to really make the most of all the opportunities we offer...
17 February 2017
Watch our new video and find out what you can expect from our Vocal Programme this summer...
10 February 2017
Watch our new video and find out what you can expect from our Orchestral Programme this summer...
2 February 2017
Missed our December Earlybird promotion? Don't worry! You can still save £100 on our three-week programmes when you apply before 28 February 2017.
27 January 2017
Join us this summer at our prestigious conducting programme, led by renowned conductor Tim Redmond. Watch our new video to find out more about the course!
19 January 2017
Viola, bassoon, double bass... wonderful in so many ways! Find out about these instruments, and why we're giving out free hoodies.
31 December 2016
It's our birthday! The end of 2016 marks five years of the Ingenium Academy. Since our first course in Winchester in 2012, the Ingenium Academy has welcomed 473 students from 64 countries around the world.
16 December 2016
Christmas has come around again, and once more we've put together a playlist full of classical masterpieces and other treats to get you in the festive spirit.
23 November 2016
Clíodna is in demand as both a soloist and concert pianist. We asked her what it's like to pursue a career as a freelancer.
11 November 2016
Don't just take our word for it - hear straight from our students and their parents in this collection of testimonials from Ingenium 2016.
28 October 2016
"Changing lives through excellent musical education for all" - the Ingenium Trust's vision is to make sure that a musical education of the highest standard is open to everyone.
20 October 2016
The evenings are drawing in, mornings are frosty, and the leaves are a beautiful collage of red and gold... Autumn is here, and to celebrate the turning of the seasons we've put together this playlist to share with you all.
11 October 2016
Love music but aren't sure about pursuing a career as a professional musician? Don't worry... here are five reasons why studying music at a higher level can help equip you for any career.
13 September 2016
Ingenium 2016 was the biggest and most international ever! We welcomed over one hundred and thirty students from forty-nine different countries in five continents, for three weeks of incredible music making.
8 August 2016
The last few days of our 2016 summer course came all too soon, and were a wonderful way to conclude our three weeks in Winchester.
8 August 2016
After the hustle and bustle of London on Wednesday, Thursday was a calmer day of high quality, focussed music-making, with its own excitement in the form of our evening performance platform.
5 August 2016
Wednesday was our second visit to London, taking in Covent Garden Market and the acclaimed production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
3 August 2016
Tuesday included all kinds of music making - from the very serious to the very silly! Our talent show in the evening was a great way to relax after a hard day's rehearsal.
1 August 2016
The third and final week of Ingenium 2016 has begun! This week we have performances, activities and trips galore - and some new arrivals to join in the fun.
31 July 2016
What a weekend! Our London concert at St James's Piccadilly was a great success, with brilliant performances from everyone and a packed audience.
31 July 2016
Thursday is one of our favourite days of the Ingenium week, as the students get to share the fruits of their hard work, creativity and collaboration in our internal performance platform.
28 July 2016
Beach day! On Wednesday we headed down to the beautiful coastal town of Bournemouth for a day of British seaside culture.
27 July 2016
Tuesday was one of the most musical days of the course so far, with some brilliant visiting staff and exceptional music making from everyone.
26 July 2016
A new week begins! On Monday morning we were really excited to welcome new students to their first full day of Ingenium, as well as some wonderful new music staff.
25 July 2016
The last few days at Ingenium 2016 have been really busy with our first concert, excursions and new arrivals - here's your chance to catch up on everything we've been doing!
24 July 2016
Thursday was conducting day! Loads of students from all our programmes took to the podium and led our orchestra in some rousing Mozart.
21 July 2016
Wednesday was a day of collaboration at Ingenium, with the conductors joining the choir during the morning and lots of student chamber groups preparing for Thursday's performance platform.
20 July 2016
What a scorcher! Yesterday was the hottest day of 2016 in the UK with 31 degrees and beautiful sunshine, which was wonderful but exhausting! Despite the heat, our young musicians threw themselves into another full day of music making and we have so much more to share with you.
19 July 2016
Welcome to the Ingenium Academy 2016! We’re so excited that the course has finally begun. Yesterday was a truly wonderful and musical first day – we have welcomed students from all over the world, with more to arrive as the course goes on.
22nd June 2016
Monday was the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, meaning summer has officially begun! Here's a collection of some of our favourite summer-themed classical music.
8th June 2016
Summer is nearly upon us, and we couldn't be more excited. We're working hard organising a fun-packed timetable, and Ingenium 2016 looks to be the best yet.
2nd June 2016
Can't wait to get to Winchester for Ingenium 2016? Nor can we! Here are a few highlights from last year's course, and what we're excited about this summer.
18th May 2016
With Ingenium 2016 less than 10 weeks away, we're really excited by how many countries are already represented among our students this summer. Could yours be next on the map?
27th April 2016
We are thrilled to announce that this summer we will be launching our Conducting Week, an intensive residential course for ambitious young conductors.
20th April 2016
Summer beckons, and it’s time to start wondering: how will you spend yours? Three weeks at a residential music camp like the Ingenium Academy has countless benefits, and not just musical ones.
6th April 2016
We hear from lots of applicants with questions about their audition video, so we’ve put together this handy guide to help you with preparing yours.
23rd March 2016
Happy Easter! We're excited to share with you our new Ingenium 2016 promotional video. Watch out for some familiar faces, and see what you can look forward to at Ingenium this summer.
15th March 2016
Ingenium tutor Dom Childs takes us through some of the extended techniques covered as part of the Saxophone Programme at the Ingenium Academy 2015.
10th March 2016
Matt attended the Ingenium Academy in 2012 as a French Horn student, and returned to become a core member of our Pastoral Staff team in 2015. Here he tells us about pursuing a career in music, and what inspired him to come back to Ingenium.
22nd February 2016
Missed our December Earlybird promotion? Don't worry! You can still save £150 on our three-week programmes when you apply before 29 February 2016.
18th February 2016
Living and rehearsing in Winchester College is a big part of Ingenium and we can’t wait to return there this year. This beautiful and ancient school has over 600 years’ history, providing both an inspiring cultural environment and excellent facilities for making music together.
9th February 2016
After you attend the Ingenium Academy, you're a member for life! We are always overjoyed to hear about our students' achievements after they leave us, and that they keep in touch.
17th December 2015
Hark, the Ingenium Christmas playlist is here! Open the mince pies and listen to our 12 musical picks for the season - one for each day of Christmas.
3rd December 2015
Applicants to the Ingenium Academy international three-week summer music school can save £200 before the end of 2015 - make sure you don't miss out!
29th October 2015
Ingenium choral conductor and workshop leader Dominic Peckham appeared alongside Gareth Malone as Lead Mentor in the BBC's ‘The Naked Choir”
7th October 2015
Thank you all for a fantastic, fun-filled and musical summer! It's time to start thinking ahead to next year, and we're already looking forward to welcoming you to Ingenium 2016.
15th May 2015
This series of concerts based mostly in St John’s Smith Square (a favourite of Ingenium) brings its usual feast of Baroque music, coupled with two fantastic beginner coaching events for amateur singers.
6th May 2015
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Saxophone Programme! The course will run this summer, and will cover both classical and jazz repertoire alongside fantastic workshops.
15th April 2015
What a beautiful day! Spring is here in the UK, and to celebrate this wonderful season we've put together a playlist of five Spring-themed pieces to enjoy.
1st April 2015
This summer we are returning to the beautiful Winchester College for 3 weeks of inspiring music making with talented young musicians from all over the world.
19th May 2014
Viola student Layan Nijim gives us her account of what it's like to be part of The Ingenium Academy.
21st March 2014
We're thrilled for Ingenium 2012 viola student Layan Nijim, from Palestine, who has just won a place to study at the Royal Northern College of Music...
30th December 2013
We caught up with soloist Matthew Sharp to talk about playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto, a piece featured in our Summer 2013 programme.