Loretto School, Musselburgh, Scotland EH21 7RE

“In the midst of a diary of recitals and much travelling and time in the recording studio, Oxenfoord is one of my favourite weeks of the year. In 1980 I joined as a staff pianist alongside my late mother Hester Dickson, and have been Artistic Director since 2005. It is because of this longstanding connection that I enjoy returning each year and bringing together a staff of the best singers, teachers, coaches and accompanists, working in conservatoires and performing at the leading recital halls and opera houses. Each year we offer places to an inspiring mix of 90 students, at various levels of ability and background, who bring their unique skills and performing experience to share with others.” Malcolm Martineau, Artistic Director

 Loretto School, Musselburgh, Scotland EH21 7RE
Karen Cargill Masterclass and Advanced Classes

Applicants successful for this class will work individually with Karen Cargill for 30 minutes on any suitable repertoire of their choice. Repertoire must be submitted in advance and fully memorised.


Bursaries are awarded up to £200 (only if attending the course as a full-week resident) and we’re committed to supporting those applicants who are in need of it most. Deadline for all bursaries is Friday 3rd May 2019.


As we approach our 40th year, explore some highlights from our past; beginning with the celebrated Laura Sarti in the elegant drawing room of a Scottish Castle. Read more for highlights from our first 10 years.

Photography by Tim Dunk Photography www.timdunk.com
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