ESTA Intermediate String Ensemble: with Violinist Marianne Olyver

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ESTA Intermediate String Ensemble: with Violinist Marianne Olyver


An afternoon workshop at St Faith’s School, Cambridge CB2 8AG

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ESTA Intermediate String Ensemble: Afternoon Workshop with Violinist Marianne Olyver


5 places for percussion available too! if you know of any percussionists who would like to come please do spread the word. 

In collaboration with St Faith’s School, Cambridge

Sunday 9 February 2020

2.30pm- 5.30pm

Informal presentation for parents/guardians 5.00pm

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

Following previous successful events this is another opportunity for string players (Grades2/3 -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.

Parking is freely available on surrounding streets on Sundays. Parents and students are to enter the site by foot. Disabled access is available by arrangement.

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


BOOK ONLINE no later than 10 January 2020

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).

NB* The fee is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by ESTA/St Faith’s.

Additional information


Teacher Observers £25, Students £15



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 teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, London, 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.

Event Details

Start date: February 09, 2020

End date: February 09, 2020

Start time: 14:30

End time: 17:30

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