From this year (2017) Simon Rowland Jones has become Honorary President of the Xenia Chamber Music Course. The distinguished viola player and chamber musician, Simon Rowland Jones, was a founder member of the Chilingirian string quartet, with which he played for 10 years. Simon is also a gifted composer, a renowned teacher of viola and chamber music,  and an experienced editor. In  the quartet world, is his authoratitve edition of Haydn string quartets published by Peters Edition has received international acclaim. In his visits to our course he has generously  shared his deep understanding of quartet music  and given us inspiration. We are honoured that he has agreed to take on the role of honorary president!

“I am delighted and honoured to have been made the new President of the Xenia Chamber Music Course.

With its magnificent setting and fresh mountain air Pra Catinat seems to me the ideal place to develop as a player and musician as well as to enjoy the life-enriching world of chamber music!

I wish you all a very happy time in July and look forward to joining you in future years.”

Simon Rowland-Jones

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