Meet the Tutors
Andrew Sherwood has performed in many parts of the world as a conductor and violinist. He is currently guest conductor for Brighton and East Sussex Youth Orchestra and directs Brighton and East Sussex Youth Orchestra String Ensemble. He is also Professor of Violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Formerly a student of BHMA/East Sussex Music, Sarah has performed with many of today’s leading artists in orchestras nationally and internationally. Touring on Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now! scheme she fostered a love of working with young people. After attending courses with the European String Teachers Association, Sarah went on to teach in a range of settings as a cello teacher, in a career that has spanned 20 years.
Why get involved?
Play Well-known tunes
You will have the opportunity to play a selection of well-known tunes suited to the ensemble genre.
By playing in an ensemble you have the opportunity to take part in concerts and events throughout the year, earning vital performance experience.
Making Music with Others
Making music is a fun and sociable activity. Joining a Music Centre activity gives you the chance to meet, play and perform with other like-minded musicians.
Earn a Digital Badge
Being a dedicated member of an ensemble gives you transferrable skills. If you are age 14 and above you have the opportunity to earn three digital badges to showcase your new skills on your CV.
How to Apply
Terms and Conditions
Please read our Terms and Conditions before applying for your child
Apply for an Audition
This ensemble requires an audition to take part, students can apply for an audition at any time however please read about the audition requirements before applying.
If there is not space for a new member to join straight away, the student will be placed on waiting list.
If you are successful in your audition, a member of the Create Music team will be in touch with all the relevant details you need.
brighton & East Sussex String Ensemble
Please prepare to give a fluent performance of your choice of two contrasting pieces of appropriate difficulty (grade 7 or above). You will be asked to introduce the pieces, including the title and composer. Please prepare two scales (grade 7 or above) of your choosing, please also prepare for sight reading.
The audition will last for approximately 10 minutes.
Brighton & Hove String Group
An ensemble that provides the first opportunity for young violinists, cellists and mini bass players to play together as part of a group.