This year’s Kammermusik Workshop took us back to Santa Fe for a great week of playing, coaching and fun. The weather late July and early August was especially good and we were immediately able to enjoy it when we stayed for two perfect days with Daren West and Will Buss. They treated us to delicious meals both at home and out in local restaurants, to visits to Canyon Road (for brunch), Ghost Farm and Tent Rocks. The landscape is breathtaking!

It was so good to work again with our US colleagues, Stephen Redfield, Peter Erb, Jane Salmon, Marjana Rutkowski, Carol Redman, Lori Lovato, Paul Wexler, Crawford Best and Denise Turner. Thank you all for some lovely music making and for the playing you all did with members of the course. We got through some challenging repertoire – Sibelius, Debussy, Lachner and Spohr Nonets, Gounod Petite Symphonie, Hartmann Serenade to name but a few.

Everyone agree that the standard of the music making rises every year – it was such a pleasure to hear friends old and new performing with real authority and flair. Thank you all.

And, of course, thanks to Will Buss, Janet Yaker Murray and all involved for the amazing efficient organisation. Kammermusik is a special course with a unique atmosphere. Long may it continue!

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Tent Rocks, New Mexico

Daren and Will








Daren West and Will Buss