Adjudicating a string prize….

17th May 2010

by Vaughan Jones violin teacher – Yesterday, I did something that was completely new to me – I was asked to adjudicate a string competition at Charterhouse School, where I was a student in the late 1980s. I remember vividly entering this same competition myself as a teenager and playing the ‘Praeludium’ from Bach’s E […]

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Learning a Concerto by Heart

22nd November 2009

It is now a couple of weeks since I performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto for the first time with an orchestra (writes violinist Vaughan Jones). The Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache once said that it’s a work violinists shouldn’t attempt before the age of 40 (did he hear the 11-year old Menuhin play it…?) and as I am […]

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Beethoven Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra

29th October 2009

Beethoven Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra Vaughan Jones violin – On Sunday the 4th October I played Beethoven’s Romance no. 2 in F major op. 50, writes violinist Vaughan Jones. Traditionally thought of as being written in 1802 or 1803 (when the composer was in his early thirties), there is evidence to suggest […]

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Dance of the Blessed Spirits for String Quartet

19th July 2009

Gluck’s ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’ performed by the Manor House String Quartet and filmed in St Giles Church, Cheddington, Buckinghamshire. This is a famous melody from the opera ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ by Gluck, arranged by violinist Vaughan Jones.

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Manor House Music is a wedding string quartet and duo consisting of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we’ve now performed for over 800 weddings, corporate events and private functions all over the South East and Midlands. Available to play in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and beyond.

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Manor House Music
Cheddington,
Bucks,
LU7 0SR

Tel: 07870 171194
Email: Info@manorhousemusic.co.uk