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December 16, 2015 : Pro Corda secures significant 3 year grant from The Leverhulme Trust
Pro Corda has received confirmation of a significant 3 year grant from The Leverhulme Trust which will come into effect in September 2016. The grant, which runs until 2019, will support bursary funding for students from 8-24 across the residential chamber music courses and also the flagship Fellowship scheme for young graduates wishing to train as the next generation of chamber music coaching staff.
November 16, 2015 : Pro Corda student George G and Team Rickshaw raise £3.7m for BBC Children in Need appeal night
Congratulations to Pro Corda student George G and all of Team Rickshaw for raising over £3.7m for BBC Children in Need taking part in the BBC's One Show Rickshaw Challenge. Viewers, who tuned in throughout last week to watch the team cycle the 470 mile journey from Lands End to London's East End, donated over £3.7 million to the cause. Pro Corda congratulates George G and the team for their incredible achievement.
November 12, 2015 : Pro Corda student and BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist wins international competition
Pro Corda student and BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist, Julian Trevelyan, has won the top prize and the concerto prize in the Marguerite Long Competition, part of the Long Thibaud Crespin Competitions in Paris. Julian was the youngest of the five finalists by ten years, and the only British student ever to have reached the final.
November 5, 2015 : Pro Corda student George G to embark on BBC Children in Need's Rickshaw Challenge
Pro Corda student George G is about to embark on BBC Children in Need's Rickshaw Challenge to raise funds for the appeal night on Friday 13 November. The journey, which starts on Friday 6 November, will see the team travel 470 miles from Land's End in Cornwall to London's East End in time for the appeal night. To donate £5, text TEAM to 70705 and to donate £10, text TEAM to 70710.
October 15, 2015 : Pro Corda student on BBC Children in Need's Rickshaw Challenge
Pro Corda student George G has been selected as one of six participants for the return of BBC Children in Need's Rickshaw Challenge. George, a keen violinist and musical theatre performer, was chosen to participate in the challenge following his involvement with Pro Corda - our Create Together project currently being part funded by BBC Children in Need.
September 21, 2015 : Suffolk International Cello Festival 2015 tickets on sale
Pro Corda's Suffolk International Cello Festival returns for a second year with concerts and recitals by world famous cellists including Joely Koos, Zoe Martlew, Alexander Baillie and David Burrowes. The Festival which runs alongside Pro Corda's Cello Course, directed by David Burrowes, will run from 25-28 October. Tickets to all four concerts are just £25.
September 10, 2015 : Pro Corda successful in Arts Council England bid
Pro Corda has been successful in its bid to Arts Council England for the refurbishment of the Barn Concert Hall (phase 2) following the recent completion of renovation (phase 1).
August 1, 2015 : Pro Corda releases new brochure for 2015/16
Pro Corda today launches a new 2015-16 brochure detailing activities across the next academic year.
July 20, 2015 : Fund raising Pianothon event raises over double the target
Andrew Quartermain's Pianothon fund raising event which took place on Friday 17 July has raised over double the target £1,000 set for the second phase of Barn development at Leiston Abbey.
April 11, 2015 : Pro Corda launches new conservatoire course
Pro Corda is pleased to announce the launch of a new course for post 18 study within its existing Conservatoire series which will be directed by Professor of Baroque Flute at the Royal College of Music, Rachel Brown. The course will explore the rich eighteenth century chamber music of the Baroque era for students at any music conservatoire or university. Aimed primarily at modern instrumentalists, the course also offers the opportunity to try Baroque instruments/bows and for advanced pianists to experiment with figured bass accompaniment and obbligato harpsichord.
March 17, 2015 : National Chamber Music Festival Finals results announced
Pro Corda's national Chamber Music Festival for Schools has released the details for ensembles progressing to the finals performance day in Oxford on Sunday, March 22.
February 5, 2015 : Pro Corda's SEN programme "Create Together" article in this season's Teaching Drama magazine
Pro Corda's SEN performing arts programme, called "Create Together", appears as a feature article in this season's Teaching Drama magazine as part of the programme's 10th year anniversary.
January 26, 2015 : Pro Corda launches 2015 Chamber Music Festival for Schools
Pro Corda launches the start of the 2015 Chamber Music Festival for Schools today. The Festival will see schools host qualifying and semi final rounds celebrating the best chamber music making from ensembles in schools across the country.
December 3, 2014 : Pro Corda awarded grant from Big Lottery Fund for new Composition Studio at Leiston Abbey
Pro Corda has been awarded £9,045 from The Big Lottery Fund to install a film music and composition studio at Leiston Abbey. The grant will be used to fund computer, audio interface and studio equipment to provide composition workshops for young people from Suffolk and across the country who come to Pro Corda.
November 10, 2014 : BBC Children in Need awards Pro Corda Grant for 2014/5
BBC Children in Need has awarded Pro Corda a grant towards its "Create Together" special educational needs weekend programme. The grant will fund six weekends which will take place at Pro Corda's home at Leiston Abbey, Shrubberies School in Gloucestershire and Parkwood Hall School in Kent.
November 3, 2014 : Leiston Abbey on The One Show
Leiston Abbey appeared in a broadcast of BBC One's The One Show last week following filming of the archaeological dig that took place on site in July. The feature follows the legend of "Black Shuck", a dog which terrorised the people of Suffolk and roamed the surrounding countryside.
October 23, 2014 : Pro Corda publishing its 5 year business plan
Pro Corda is publishing its 5 year strategic business plan for Pro Corda Trust, Pro Corda Ventures and Building Development.
September 25, 2014 : Pro Corda Gala Concert at Conway Hall
Pro Corda will be holding its annual gala concert at London's Conway Hall on Saturday 8th November at 7:30pm.
September 11, 2014 : Pro Corda launches 2014-15 brochure
Pro Corda launches a new brochure which gives a snapshot of the upcoming activities across the next academic year.
August 14, 2014 : Pro Corda announces Suffolk International Cello Festival
Pro Corda is pleased to announce the launch of a new Suffolk International Cello Festival which will take place in October 2014 in the newly renovated Lady Chapel at Leiston Abbey. The Festival will be a series of concerts bringing together international cellists in an idyllic setting to celebrate the new concert and rehearsal venue.