2018 Retreat

If you’d like to take part or nominate someone for ENF Retreat, please read the information on this page: eastneukfestival.com/retreat

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We are grateful for The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust’s support of The Retreat

The 2018 Retreat ran from 22-30 June, and showcased the participating musicians in two public concerts in the second week. Here are a few comments from 2018 participants:

  • “It was incredibly enriching, as I received many insights from great musicians”
  • It opened my ears, brain and heart! It was also great to play with so many different musicians, it’s a great challenge!”
  • “Musically it was an incredible experience. One of the most productive and interesting weeks I have ever had.”
  • “Everything was so well organized”

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Retreat Concert 1

Wednesday 27th June 4pm, Elie Church Hall
An informal concert to hear the discoveries of the musicians’ first few days of intensive musical exploration, in which they played movements from the following pieces: BEETHOVEN Quintet Op 29, BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet Op 115, HAYDN Quartet Op 76 No 3, MENDELSSOHN Quintet Op 18, MOZART Clarinet Quintet KV581.

Retreat Concert 2

Saturday 30th June 11.30am, Kilrenny Church

MENDELSSOHN String Quintet No 1 in A, Op 18 – with Benjamin Baker, Rebecca Raimondi, Víctor García García, Ester Forsberg & Mari Fukazawa
BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 – with Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux, Alexander Janiczek, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Ursina Braun & Sérgio Pires

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Junior Coach

Benjamin Baker violin – supported by Donald & Louise MacDonald


Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux violin – supported by Gavin and Kate Gemmell

Ester Forsberg viola – supported by The Solti Foundation

Mari Fukazawa viola – supported by Shields and Carol Henderson

Rebecca Raimondi violin – supported by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Sérgio Pires clarinet – supported by The Frost Musical Trust

Ursina Braun cello – supported by The Idlewild Trust

Víctor García García cello – supported by Colin and Sue Buchan

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2018 Retreat Leaders

Alexander Janiczek Musical Director, violin – attendance supported by Elaine Ross

Krzysztof Chorzelski viola – attendance supported by The Reed Foundation

Michael Collins clarinet, visiting tutor

Valentin Erben cello, visiting tutor

David Watkin visiting tutor

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Support The Retreat

If you would like to support The Retreat, please get in touch with ian@eastneukfestival.com

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Read about the 2017 Retreat

Read about the 2016 Retreat

Read about the 2015 Retreat