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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 sring Concert 2018

On Saturday 17 March, the Junior String School Concert took place in the Elder Concert Hall. The junior string players opened the concert with Boogie from String Time Starters and Cap'n Jack's Hornpipe from String Time Joggers. The Junior String Orchestra followed with a performance of Dramatic Essay by Mark Williams and Sarabande from Suite Ancienne op 161' by Christopher Wiggins. As has become the tradition, the concert ended with two joint items, Cheerful Cha Cha from Dance Suite by Jill Townsend, arr CS Scott, and Canon by Pachelbel, arr CS Scott. The concert was well received and particular congratulations go to William and Madeleine who performed solo parts in the Pachelbel canon.