Intermediate String Ensemble for Young String Players: Afternoon Workshop with Marianne Olyver October 1 2017


please email Naomi Yandell on to be added to the waiting list.

This is an opportunity for young string players (Grades 2-5) to come together as a string orchestra under the dynamic leadership of violinist Marianne Olyver.  The music will be sent to players in advance of the day and there will be a short presentation for parents/carers at 5.00pm.

It is essential that cellists and bassists bring spike holders to this event.




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    Marianne Olyver

    Marianne Ollyver










    Marianne Olyver, violin, was the first girl to be invited to lead the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She studied in London and Geneva with Max Rostal, Yfrah Neaman, Alfredo Campoli and Emanuel Hurwitz CBE. Her guest appearance on Womans Hour, where she performed live, was voted BBC Radio 4 Pick of the Week. Marianne directed the Palm Court Light Orchestra, Vancouver Island and has given recitals extensively in the Far East. She is Director of YSE, the Pro Corda Young Strings Saturday School in Marylebone and has also taught at the Delay Symposium with Itzhak Perlman at The Julliard School, New York. Directing Marianne Olyver and Her Orchestra she has both broadcast and performed at Festivals and major concert halls both in the UK and abroad.

    With pianist Nigel Yandell,  Marianne also has a successful Duo called
    Postcards from Europe.      

  • Details and Costs

    Intermediate String Ensemble: Afternoon Workshop with Marianne Olyver


    In collaboration with St Faith’s School, Cambridge

    Sunday 1 October 2017

     2.30pm- 5.30pm

    Informal presentation for parents/guardians 5.15pm


    Venue: Ashburton Hall, St Faith’s School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 8AG


    On the day, the contact is Naomi Yandell 07595 247455

    Refreshments (soft drinks and biscuits) will be provided at break time.



    Students £15

    Teacher observers £25

    *In case of financial hardship, please contact Naomi Yandell confidentially for a fee reduction/waiver



    Book online no later than 25 September 2017

    Late applications will be considered if places are available – please email first ( (There may be limited availability because of section sizes so you are advised to book early).


    Once you have booked please fill in the form here:


  • Terms and Conditions

    Conditions of Booking.

    Booking is open to members and non-members of the European String Teachers' Association. For details of membership of ESTA(UK) please contact the membership secretary or visit our ESTA Benefits page.

    In case of illness or other circumstances beyond our control we reserve the right to alter advertised presenters but will inform you if this proves necessary.

    The European String Teachers' Association accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to instruments or personal belongings. You are strongly advised to provide your own insurance for instruments and other possessions.

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