A chamber music workshop for advanced students and professional musicians

28 August – 1 September 2018

University of Huddersfield

The HuCPeR 19th Century Salon offers performers chance to explore historical style, expression and ensemble performance practices in 19th century chamber music by working side-by-side with leading international performer-scholars. The event is designed to bring together musicians with an interest in 19th-century Historically-Informed Performance to make new connections, foster a community and explore challenging ideas in a supportive and open environment.

Five days of immersive coaching, workshops, presentations and discussions will be based within the University of Huddersfield’s Richard Steinitz Building, a state-of-the-art rehearsal and performance facility situated close to Huddersfield town centre. Participants will have access to pianos by Broadwood (1894) and Streicher (1870).

Participants will be placed into chamber groups to explore new approaches to 19th century music-making by playing alongside the course tutors. Alongside a daily keynote presentation by the course staff, each evening will feature a ‘salon’: a space for discussion, readings, spontaneous music-making and sharing of participants’ own research. Free time will be ringfenced for participants to explore new collaborations, read through repertoire, and have individual coaching. There will also be a workshop on routes into research at doctoral and post-doctoral level.

HuCPeR is grateful for the generous support of the Huddersfield University Research Fund to make this workshop possible.

From the University of Huddersfield

Dr David Milsom

Author of Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth-century Violin Performance

Dr George Kennaway

Author of Playing the Cello 1780-1930

Dr Emily Worthington

Specialist in 19th-century woodwind performance

Dr Inja Stanovic

Pianist and Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow ‘(Re)constructing early recordings

Claire Holden

Principal investigator, Transforming 19th Century Historically-Informed Performance (University of Oxford)

Dr Anna Scott

Pianist-researcher, University of Leiden

Jeroen Billiet



Applications are welcomed from players of piano, woodwind, strings and horn.

Although the workshop is primarily aimed at period-instrument musicians, applications from players of modern instruments with a strong interest in historical performance will also be considered. Applications from pre-formed chamber ensembles are also welcomed.

Players of historical woodwinds must be able to bring their own instrument pitched at A=438-440.

To apply, please complete this form and send, complete with a 1-page CV in bullet form, outlining your education, experience and/or professional background. Students should be of postgraduate level. An active interest in HIP research is welcomed but not essential.

The course fee is £100, including all tuition and one meal per day. A limited number of fee-waivers are available to those with no institutional support: these will be allocated in response to financial need and also to ensure an appropriate balance of instruments for the workshop.


Application deadline: 31 March

Successful applicants will be notified by the 15 April. Late applications for any unfilled places will be considered upon receipt until 1 June. Please note that numbers of violins and upper woodwind will be limited to ensure balance.



Huddersfield is a large town situated conveniently between Manchester and Leeds in the North of England. It is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District National Park and Penines, with access to many walking and cycling routes.


By air: the nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford (LBA), but it is easier to use Manchester Airport (MAN) – there is a direct train between Huddersfield and Manchester Airport (c55 mins) – https://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/manchester-airport-to-huddersfield  

By train: Huddersfield is around 3 hours by train from London. https://www.thetrainline.com/stations/huddersfield



See below for recommended hotels. Further information regarding accommodation will be released shortly.

Premier Inn (c5mins) – http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/west-yorkshire/huddersfield/huddersfield-central.html

The Central Lodge Hotel (c10mins) – http://www.centrallodge.com/

The Cambridge Hotel – http://www.thecambridgehotel.com/ (c20mins, but 5mins from train station)