The St Anne’s Camerata is a unique string orchestra (a hybrid of the traditional Oxbridge college choirs), comprised of professionals, student scholars, and youth exhibitioners. The group perform regularly at college events, and at venues and festivals farther afield. The Camerata is directed by John Traill, professional conductor and Director of Music at St Anne’s College (www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/music/JohnTraill / www.johntraill.co.uk).
In the 2014-2015 season, the Maxwell String Quartet will be in residence with the St. Anne’s Camerata (www.maxwellstringquartet.com).
Many performances are part of the Beyond the Dots recital programme – an exciting series of music events that illuminate music (www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/BeyondTheDots). In the 2014-15 season, guest artists include:
- Christopher Redgate, Oboist, Evelyn Barbirolli Research Fellow, Royal Academy of Music .
- Fiona Cross, Clarinet; Michael Atkinson, Cello. The New Music Players.
- Dr Simon Desbruslais, Trumpet, University of Oxford.
- Daniel Shao, Wind finalist BBC Young Music of the Year 2014, Winner of the Oxfordshire Concerto Competition 2014.
- Patrick Nunn, Composer and Lecturer, Royal Academy of Music.
- Professor Martyn Harry, Composer and Lecturer, University of Oxford.
- Professor Robert Saxton, Composer Lecturer, University of Oxford.
- Dr Thomas Hyde, Composer and Lecturer, University of Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.
For information about how to become an Instrumental Scholars (University students) or Youth Exhibitioner (18 and under), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The St Anne’s Camerata was launched in March 2014 and already has a reputation for high standard performance and outreach activities, including performances at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and delivering a residency at the Sao Bento Monastery in Brazil (working with John Traill and soloist Simon Desbruslais, the group premiered several works, and provided workshops in conducting and trumpet performance, attracting participants from across Brazil and neighbouring countries).