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Saturday String School

Opportunities for local children to be inspired and energised through ensemble playing plus a special masterclass day with a specialist string tutor.

Saturday String School
Designed to complement individual or group string lessons being taught privately or at school, the Saturday String School comprises two groups, Junior String Players and Junior String Orchestra, and is an ideal opportunity for string players aged 7-16 to receive ensemble tuition for just £35 a term. For more information, see the leaflet below.


Christina Scott (violin, viola)

Christina was awarded the Sir Thomas Beecham Scholarship to study at the University of Edinburgh.  Whilst there, she won the Tovey Memorial Prize and the Andrew Fraser scholarship to undertake violin lessons with Dona Lee Croft in London.  Christina then studied for a PGCE at Cambridge and was Leader of the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra.  

From 2000 to 2004, Christina was a member of the full-time music staff at Eton College and during that time, became a Fellow of Trinity College in Violin Performance.  Since 2005, she has been Head of Strings at Bryanston School and in September 2010, Christina set up the Bryanston Junior String School which runs on Saturday mornings for local children aged 7 – 16.

In addition to teaching at Bryanston, Christina is the Leader of the Wessex Chamber Orchestra and the Sinfonietta Players.  Recent solo concerts have included performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending.  Christina has also given performances of violin concertos by Beethoven, Bruch, Brahms, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky.


Junior String School summer Concert 2018

The Junior String School Summer Concert took place on Saturday 30 June in the Elder Concert Hall.  Opening with the Junior String Players playing Take the D train and Daydream from String Time Starters by Blackwell, the Junior Orchestra followed with William playing the solo violin part to Jarnefelt's Berceuse. Everyone then came together for the final item, A festival Rondo by Meyer and arranged by CS Scott.

A huge thank you to all pupils who took part and spent much time practising and refining their playing, in preparation for this wonderful concert.