Study with us

“The best experience of my life”

We aim to produce the very best classes – programmes which provide a basis for continued progress as well as an immediate step forward in knowledge and understanding.

Our starting point is that the goal of performance should be that is truly a living process, not simply a re-creation of what was rehearsed.

In pursuit of this objective, we aim to show that releasing the expressive power of group music-making is most effectively achieved through a highly organised and systematic approach. From starting in 2009 with a single masterclass we have now produced more than 17 and are now developing other study opportunities. Please see below for more information about the different areas of our work.


The core of our teaching is from the great conducting school of the St Petersburg Conservatory, through the teaching of Nicolai Malko (Mravinsky’s teacher), his student Nicolai Rabinovich and his student Yuri Simonov, the teacher of CA Directors Jonathan Brett and Maciej Żółtowski.

  • Masterclasses

    Find out what makes our masterclasses so special. asd

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  • Workshops

    An opportunity for intensive study in a relaxed and informal setting with opportunities for everyone from beginners to advanced.

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  • Advanced Study Groups

    For existing CA students

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  • Lessons

    We can arrange private tuition in a variety of locations.

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  • Online learning

    We are developing ideas for online learning and engagement.

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  • Archive

    Find out about our past activities

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