COVID-19 Statement – 7 April 2020

The  Board of Trustees has decided that the 2020 Variations Chamber Music course is cancelled because of the current measures in place to control the COVID-19 outbreak and the considerable uncertainty about when these constraints might be lifted. We have taken this decision in the best interests of participants, tutors and audiences but are sorry that we will not gather for our week of music making in Ullapool this year.

 We will be organising the next Variations Chamber Music Course for Saturday 24th to Friday 30th July 2021 and will confirm these dates in October this year.

The following information applies to the planned 2020 Variations course and appears here as a guide for those interested in joining us.


The course will take place in Ullapool, Wester Ross, from Saturday 25th July to Friday 31st July 2020.

Once again, members of the renowned Edinburgh Quartet together with Philip Burrin, Rosie Staniforth and Maximiliano Martin will be your tutors for the week.

Photograph by Jean Stoner

Your course fee also includes tickets for the two public concerts given by the Edinburgh Quartet.


Booking for Variations 2020 is now closed.

If you book your place before 31 March 2020, the course costs £440 (£490 after 31 March). A £100 deposit is required to secure each place at the time of booking. See our ‘Book Your Place‘ page for more details.