D’Overbroeck’s is delighted to be working as a Partner School with the Oxford Chamber Music Festival again this year. Our commitment to making music as accessible and enjoyable as possible for all of our students is mirrored in the OCMF’s educational vision: they too seek to introduce music in all of its glorious complexity and life-affirming richness to as wide an audience as possible. There is no sense of being patronising; programmes are not dumbed-down; but the energy, enthusiasm and desire to communicate that their wonderful musicians bring to each performance break down the barriers of exclusivity that deter so many from classical music.
Following the successful launch of the d’Overbroeck’s/OCMF Chamber Music Competition last year, we are delighted to be holding another competition for young composers this year. Those who are shortlisted will be invited to receive feedback and constructive advice from the judges in a masterclass (either online or, if possible, in person), and the winner will have their piece premiered at one of the festival concerts, designed for schools.