Booking for Variations 2024 is now open and will close on Wednesday 1st May 2024.

The course fee is £490 (or £525 if booked after 31 March 2024).  This includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Five mornings of rehearsal with your assigned chamber group with coached sessions on most days
  • Individual advice and tuition
  • Larger chamber sessions in the afternoons
  • Masterclasses/Specialist instrumental clinics
  • The opportunity to apply to play a movement as a member of the Edinburgh Quartet in the ‘Apprentice’ sessions
  • Complimentary tickets and programmes for the Edinburgh Quartet’s two public concerts
  • The opportunity to play at the closing concert
  • Lunches, teas, coffees, home baking from Sunday to Friday (except for Wednesday)
  • Assistance from the Variations Manager who will be on hand during the week.


We require a deposit of £100 at the time of booking, with the balance payable by 1st June 2024.

Please note that Variations reserves the right to cancel your booking unless full payment is made by this date and that all deposit and balance payments are non-refundable.

However, in the unlikely event of the organisers having to cancel the event or if the Variations Manager cannot place an individual player with a chamber group, then a refund will be made.

Participants are encouraged to take out insurance in case of having to cancel their place.

Booking for Variations 2024 is now open.

When you are ready to book, simply complete and submit the online booking form.

Please make a bank transfer to send your deposit – Variations bank details are on the booking form.

Email Fiona Ross, Variations Manager, at to ask questions or find out more about the course.