Bristol Pre-Conservatoire

Birthday cake at Bristol Pre-Con

‘It’s great to see so many teenagers taking part and the atmosphere is so friendly.’

Image of someone playing the piano at a Bristol Pre-Con session

‘I really enjoy being able to play with like-minded musicians in one space. It’s great to experience other people’s perspectives’

Bristol Pre-Conservatoire session

‘The opportunities you are giving my daughter are wonderful. I am so proud.’

Student playing the violin

‘A big thank you to everyone at Pre-Con for creating a life-changing platform for young musicians to improve and discover their “inner maestro”.’

Student playing the violin

‘With thanks to my tutor Pre-Con has taught me to love sight-reading which I thought would never happen!’

Student playing the trumpet during a Bristol Pre-Con

‘In the past year my son has developed hugely as a musician. The holistic approach that the staff at Pre-Conservatoire take has meant that he has the confidence and knowledge to take his performing and composing forward. He is so inspired by the work he does on Wednesdays that he now has written most of his first album and has got involved with performing in many different settings.’

Bristol Pre-Con session

‘Thank you so much for the work you have done with our daughter and the amazing opportunities she is getting for developing her musical confidence. We were absolutely bowled over by the Piazolla performance at the end of last term. We had never heard her play so beautifully. The whole concert was lovely. Thank you!’

Student playing the clarinet during a Bristol Pre-Con session

‘I wanted to thank you for an inspiring and heart warming concert last Sunday. To see young people revel in performing to such a high standard is testament to your dedication and hard work. We are grateful that our daughter has the opportunity close to home and Pre-Con is a constant highlight to her week.’

People playing instruments in a Bristol Pre-Con session

‘My tutor is an incredible jazz musician and I have so much to learn from him. He’s an amazing person to be teaching young people, and I enjoy his sessions a lot.’

Student playing guitar

‘I love Pre-Con’s relaxed atmosphere that allows you to grow as a musician, and the smaller chamber groups create a space where we can develop in confidence.’

Photos: Evan Dawson