VaCO is a UK Registered Charity, now in its 25th year, that runs residential chamber orchestra courses for advanced young musicians, offering professional training in a relaxed, but tutored environment.
VaCO courses offer fantastic career development opportunities whilst being exceptionally good value for money. Courses are highly subsidised to ensure they are affordable for aspiring young talent.
Our courses focus on exciting orchestral repertoire, as well as exploring and developing a wide range of chamber music and small ensemble pieces – coached by some of the UK’s leading musicians.
VaCO is committed to bringing live music to the widest possible audience. We deliver high quality concerts across a diverse landscape and are particularly keen to perform in areas where such events might be rare or infrequent. We like to combine these concerts with workshops and events in local schools, where possible, to engage and encourage the next generation in live music-making.
Director: Xenophon Kelsey MBE