For all String Quartets; Quintets; Piano Trios

Woodwind Quartets etc.

Course A

Monday 24th June – Thursday 27th June 2019

Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, Leics. LE17 6QX

Course B

27th – 30th January 2020

High Leigh Centre, Lord Street, Hoddesdon, Herts. EN11 8SG


The venues provide superb accommodation, set in beautiful grounds away from the hustle of life. Menu choice is excellent, catering for all requirements. You can relax, enjoy playing works of your choice and meet fellow musicians over meals.

The timetable is worked on a rota basis and each group receives plenty of coaching sessions from each tutor.

There is opportunity also to play ad hoc quintets, octets etc. as the course is structured to give free time in the afternoon for this; some opt though for exploring the grounds or sight seeing.


Tagore Trio will give one concert and on a second evening provide informal entertainment. You will find Tagore fascinating. Their interpretations of the trio repertoire, not just brilliant but spell binding.

Their tutoring likewise conveys the same inborn passion.

Whether you come under the category of keen amateur or young professional your playing will be given innovative direction and taken to a fresh level on both an individual and group basis.

Frances Mason studied at the RCM where her prizes included the Tagore Gold Medal. Later, amongst others, there were awards in the Carl Flesch & BBC violin competitions and soloist in several Prom concertos. Professor at the RCM for many years and leader of several ensembles. Her passion for chamber music is undimmed.


Brian Schiele won the Aronowitz Prize at the RCM and founded the Auriol String Quartet. At present he plays with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.


James Halsey has made many  recordings, and performs all over the world. He is a professor at the RCM and N.E of Scotland Music School.

At present he plays with the Bingham Quartet and is director of the Aboyne Cello Festival.


Full board en- suite:


Course A:         £ 499  Single room en suite



Course B:         £440   Single room en suite



Non players are welcome to come and stay. Please apply for an individual costing should you wish to do this.



To Book


Please contact Margaret McDonald:


t.01903 775 637


A deposit of £100 is required, cheques payable to:


‘Helen Foster’

c/o Tagore,

4 Byron Road,


West Sussex

BN16 2NZ



Final payment due by 30th April (A) and 30th August (B)


Applications are normally made by pre-formed quartets but individual players may apply and we will try and co-ordinate you into a group.


If you would like to be put on the database to receive information about further courses please contact Margaret McDonald as above.


‘A great holiday,  relax at beautiful country venues with your music and inspirational tuition.’


‘Courses for every standard of player, the young professional to pure enthusiast. Tagore tutors meet you at your level.’


Records show groups return year after year after……..!