Young Musicians Support

an activity of Dartington North Devon Charitable Trust

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27 Jun 2019 07:30PM -

Stradivarius Trio

Where next?

Thinking about continuing to study music after A Level? Read the experiences of past YMS awardees here.

What next? Continuing to study music after A Level.

Past YMS awardees share their experiences. Click the titles below to read their stories. 

Callum Binns, Awardee 2009-2012, classical guitar
Currently studying BMus(Hons) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

I chose the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama largely because of the atmosphere of mutual respect between the college and the students. It also felt like a great place to expand my interests and learn about all sorts of different styles of music.

The best thing about going to a conservatoire is that you are constantly interacting with other people who are just as excited about music as you are, and there are a lot of opportunities to learn new things from people with different areas of expertise. A huge abundance of free or very cheap concerts by both other students and visiting performers is a real bonus.

I’m currently playing Spanish Vihuela music, which is a departure in both style and technique from usual guitar repertoire. I look forward to learning about music from other parts of the world, especially Africa and South America, throughout the next three years of my four-year course.

The entire Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama guitar department, November 2015, after a masterclass with the Eden Stell Guitar Duo (Callum Binns far right)