Chamber Music Masterclass with Alasdair Tait

  • 2.30pm
Alasdair Tait headshot
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Free | In-person
Milton Court Concert Hall

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We are delighted to welcome back Alasdair Tait, Chief Executive & Artistic Director of the Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT), to work with two outstanding Guildhall chamber groups: the Fibonacci Quartet and Paddington Trio.

Scottish cellist Alasdair Tait has performed in many of the world’s major concert halls and is also much sought after as a chamber music coach. He was Head of Chamber Music at Guildhall School until 2016 when he decided to devote his attention to the promotion and career development of young artists through his role as Chief Executive of Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). He previously held the posts of Director of Chamber Music at the RNCM in Manchester, Artistic Director of the RNCM International Chamber Music Festival, Professor of Chamber Music at the International Chamber Music Institute of the Reina Sofia Conservatoire in Madrid and has been a regular professor on the Britten-Pears International Quartet Academy and the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA). He is frequently invited as jury member on international competitions such as Melbourne, London and Banff International String Quartet Competitions. Most recently he has given masterclasses at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Glen Gould School in Canada, New England Conservatory and  Stanford University in USA, and in Australia, Japan and Singapore as well as throughout Europe.

Image: YCAT's Alasdair Tait (c) Kaupo Kikkas

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Milton Court, based across the road from our Silk Street building, provides the School with world-class performance and training spaces, including a state of the art concert hall, a lyric theatre, a studio theatre and several major rehearsal rooms.

Milton Court, 1 Milton Street, London, EC2Y 9BH