HuCPeR 19th Century Salon

The HuCPeR 19th Century Salon: A chamber music workshop for advanced students and professional musicians
University of Huddersfield, 28 August – 1 September 2018
*Application deadline: 1 March*

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 practitioner 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 Creative Arts 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) as well as modern Steinway and Yahama grand pianos.

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 tutors, 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.

Guest tutors currently confirmed:
Claire Holden, violin (University of Oxford)
Dr Anna Scott, piano (University of Leiden)

From the University of Huddersfield:
Dr David Milsom, violin
Dr George Kennaway, cello
Dr Emily Worthington, clarinet
Dr Inja Stanovic, piano

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.

If you are interested in attending, please email for further details and an application form. 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 to ensure an appropriate balance of instruments for the workshop.

**Application deadline: 1 March**

Successful applicants will be notified by the 31 March. 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) –

By train: Huddersfield is around 3 hours by train from London.


See below for recommended hotels. Further information regarding accomodation will be released shortly.
Premier Inn (c5mins) –
The Central Lodge Hotel (c10mins) –

The Cambridge Hotel – (c20mins, but 5mins from train station)